Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Picture yourself under the warm Mediterranean sun, surrounded by the gentle breeze carrying the aroma of olives and fresh herbs. Now, bring that experience to your plate with this delightful Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. It’s a burst of flavors and textures that dance together in perfect harmony.

Featuring a symphony of vibrant vegetables, protein-rich quinoa, and the classic flavors of the Mediterranean, this salad is not just a dish – it’s a journey. The freshness of ripe cherry tomatoes, the crunch of cucumber, the creaminess of avocado, and the boldness of red onion all come together to create a sensation that’s both satisfying and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup vegan feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, Kalamata olives, parsley, and mint.
  2. Gently fold in the diced avocado and vegan feta cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Let the flavors meld by refrigerating the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4-6

A refreshing vegan quinoa salad infused with the flavors of the Mediterranean – perfect for a light lunch or a side dish.

Nutrition information: Calories: 245, Total Fat: 15g, Total Carbohydrates: 24g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Protein: 6g

Picture this Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Salad as your culinary passport to a sun-soaked Greek island. Each bite carries you away to the land of azure waters and charming villages. It’s not just a salad; it’s a celebration of wholesome ingredients and a tribute to the Mediterranean way of life. Whether you’re following a vegan lifestyle or simply looking to add more colors to your plate, this salad is a tantalizing treasure waiting to be discovered.

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