Quick & Healthy Quinoa Salad: Superfood Boost

In the hustle and bustle of life, a dish that’s both nutritious and quick to prepare is a true blessing. Introducing our “Quick & Healthy Quinoa Salad: Superfood Boost” – a vibrant and satisfying salad that doesn’t just taste great but is also a nutritional powerhouse. Whether you’re a busy professional, a parent on-the-go, or anyone looking for a quick meal, this salad has got your back.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions. Let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, and parsley.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat everything evenly.
  5. Gently fold in the feta cheese and Kalamata olives.
  6. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors meld.
  7. Enjoy your Quick & Healthy Quinoa Salad – a delightful balance of flavors and textures that provides a nourishing superfood boost!

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A quick and nutritious quinoa salad loaded with fresh vegetables, tangy feta cheese, and Kalamata olives, all brought together by a zesty lemon-oregano dressing.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 280 | Total Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g

Picture yourself savoring every bite of this incredible Quick & Healthy Quinoa Salad. It’s not just a meal – it’s a refreshing experience that fuels your body with essential nutrients. As you indulge in the crispness of fresh vegetables, the creaminess of feta cheese, and the rich earthy goodness of quinoa, remember that great taste can indeed be convenient and wholesome. This salad isn’t just a recipe; it’s a testament to the fact that eating well can be both effortless and delightful. So, whether you’re preparing a solo lunch or serving a gathering of friends, let this recipe be your go-to for a quick, healthy, and superfood-packed option. Your body and taste buds will thank you!