Savory Mediterranean Quinoa

Picture yourself under the Mediterranean sun, surrounded by the aroma of herbs and the freshness of the sea breeze. Our Savory Mediterranean Quinoa recipe is a culinary journey that brings the flavors of this enchanting region to your plate. It’s a dish that combines the wholesome nuttiness of quinoa with the vibrant, sun-kissed ingredients of the Mediterranean cuisine.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa: In a saucepan, combine the quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is fluffy and the liquid is absorbed. Let it cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  5. Chill the quinoa in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Serve the Savory Mediterranean Quinoa salad with a sprinkle of extra feta cheese and a sprig of fresh parsley on top.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

A taste of the Mediterranean in every bite – this Savory Mediterranean Quinoa salad is bursting with fresh flavors and wholesome ingredients.

Nutrition information: Calories: 280 | Total Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 8g

Picture yourself savoring each forkful of this delightful quinoa salad, transporting your taste buds to the shores of the Mediterranean. The combination of juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, briny Kalamata olives, and zesty feta cheese creates a symphony of flavors and textures. The quinoa, rich in protein and fiber, serves as the perfect base, soaking up the tangy dressing infused with lemon and fragrant herbs. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch, a side dish, or a wholesome dinner, our Savory Mediterranean Quinoa recipe is a culinary passport to the sun-soaked landscapes of the Mediterranean. So, gather your ingredients, embrace the spirit of this region, and treat yourself to a dish that’s both nourishing and indulgent.