Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

A Reader Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Power Salad

FitSugar reader For the Love of Fiber posted this delicious-looking Mediterranean salad in the Healthy Recipe group.


Mediterranean Quinoa Power Salad

High on taste, protein, and tummy-friendly fiber, this quinoa salad can turn fair weather quinoa fans into ambassadors!

Keep reading to see learn how to make this quinoa power salad.

Ingredients
1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth or filtered water
2 cups spinach, chopped
1 cup garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup red pepper, chopped
¼ cup red onion, chopped
10 kalamata olives, halved
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
¼ cup hemp seeds
5 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
5 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Celtic sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Directions
1. In a saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth/water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until quinoa softens and liquid evaporates — about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and place in a large bowl.
2. Whisk together extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper and set aside.
3. Once quinoa is cool, add remaining ingredients and gently toss. Divide and serve.

Note: Recipe may easily be doubled or tripled to yield amazing leftovers. 

Visit For the Love of Fiber's blog for more of her recipes, and check out the Healthy Recipe group in our community for even more healthy ideas!

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