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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the perfect side dish for any time of the year. A healthy quinoa salad with a homemade dressing, crisp veggies, and perfectly cooked quinoa.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish, healthy quinoa salad, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad recipe, potluck salad, quinoa recipe, quinoa salad, vegetable potluck salad, vegetable salad, vegetarian quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 176kcal
Author Kelsey Apley


Salad Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup white quinoa rinsed
  • 2 ¾ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large English cucumber diced
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced (optional)
  • 1 red pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 cup sliced black or kalamata olives
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley

For the dressing:

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Fresh black pepper optional


  • In a medium pot on the stove you will add your quinoa, water and salt. Cover and heat water to a boil, then reduce heat and allow it to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa grains open. You can also follow the directions on your quinoa depending on variety you buy.
  • In a bowl you can prep and slice and dice your cucumbers, onion, red pepper, feta cheese, parsley, and olives. Add your cooled quinoa.
  • Grab a mason jar or bowl and add your homemade dressing ingredients, and whisk or shake with lid on until it is blended.
  • Pour the dressing over the Mediterranean quinoa salad, toss, and then refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


  • You can serve this with warm quinoa if you want a warm quinoa salad.
  • Feel free to change up the vegetables added into the salad if you would like.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 463mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g