Tasty Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

The Tasty Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that will transport your taste buds straight to the Mediterranean coast. Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with vibrant colors, this dish is not only delicious but also nutritious.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let it cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, Kalamata olives, red onion, feta cheese, and fresh parsley.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine, ensuring all ingredients are well coated.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Serve your Tasty Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl chilled and enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

This Tasty Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl is a wholesome and flavorful meal that’s perfect for a light lunch or dinner. The combination of quinoa, fresh vegetables, and Mediterranean-inspired flavors makes it a crowd-pleaser. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, making it an ideal choice for busy weeknights. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking for a healthy and satisfying dish, this recipe has you covered. With its vibrant colors and zesty dressing, it’s not only delicious but also visually appealing. Give it a try and transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean!

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 280kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 486mg, Potassium: 428mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 582IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 2mg

Transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean with this Tasty Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl. Bursting with freshness and flavor, this dish is a perfect combination of healthy and delicious. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a newbie in the kitchen, you’ll find this recipe easy to follow and rewarding in taste. The quinoa provides a protein-packed base, while the colorful vegetables, briny olives, and tangy feta cheese add layers of texture and taste. The lemony dressing ties it all together, giving it that irresistible Mediterranean twist.
This Tasty Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl is versatile as well. You can enjoy it as a standalone meal or as a side dish alongside your favorite grilled protein. It’s great for meal prep too, so you can have a healthy and satisfying option ready to go throughout the week.
So, whether you’re planning a picnic, a potluck, or just a quick weekday lunch, give this recipe a try. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds. Enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean in every bite!