Summer Greek Quinoa Salad

Take a Break with this Greek Quinoa Salad
Take a Break with this Greek Quinoa Salad
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1 cup Quinoa rinsed
2 cups Arugula
2 Nectarines sliced
2 cups Cucumber sliced and halved
1 cup Cherry tomatoes halved
1 cup black Olives or kalamata olives
Fresh mint to garnish
fresh Basil to garnish
¼ cup Walnuts to garnish
¼ cup Feta cheese to garnish
For Herbed Lemon Vinaigrette
6 tbsp Olive oil
3 tbsp Lemon juice
3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Natural Honey or date syrup
1-3 tsp Garlic minced, to taste
2 tsp Dijon mustard
⅓ cup Fresh mint packed
⅓ cup fresh Basil packed
to taste Salt
to taste Black pepper

Nutritional information

  • For Herbed Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer Greek Quinoa Salad


You are going to love this Summer Greek Quinoa Salad. Whether you’re looking for that cool, summer, detox salad or just want to feel like you are actually in Greece, then you have to try this awesome salad. Another vibrant colorful salad consisting of quinoa, arugula, sweet nectarines, cucumber, tomatoes and black olives, flavored with mint and basil and garnished with crunchy walnuts and crumbly feta cheese.

Now, I have also included the recipe for the perfect herbed lemon vinaigrette that compliments this salad so well, however, it’s that good, you can use it to dress any salad of your choice!

To make Summer Greek Quinoa Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Summer Greek Quinoa Salad

So, how to make Summer Greek Quinoa Salad?

Steps to make Summer Greek Quinoa Salad


Cook quinoa


In a pot over medium-high heat, bring the quinoa and 2 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover pot. Steam for 15 minutes until cooked.


Prepare dressing


In a food processor, blend the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, honey, garlic, dijon mustard, fresh mint, fresh basil, salt and pepper, to taste. Continue blitzing until well blended and bright green in color.


Cool quinoa


Once cooked, use a fork to fluff the quinoa and then set aside to cool to room temperature.


Combine salad ingredients


In a large bowl, toss the quinoa and arugula to combine and gently mix in the cucumbers, tomatoes, nectarines and olives.


Dress salad


Drizzle the prepare salad dressing over salad and garnish with mint and basil leaves, walnuts and feta cheese.


If not serving immediately

If not serving immediately, prepare salad, omitting the arugula and garnishing. You can keep the rest of the quinoa salad in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve - just add the arugula and garnish with walnuts and feta cheese.


Serve immediately

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Feel like you’re on vacation with this Summer Greek Quinoa Salad. With a great balance of flavors and nutrition, you just have to try this recipe! Pair it with a delicious cold fruit smoothie and you’re good to go for the day! Tag #cookmerecipes in your own creations, online.

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