Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

A side dish recipe with quinoa, fresh cucumber, seasoned tomatoes, olives and feta cheese

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  • 1 cup white quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced, seeded, unpeeled cucumber
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, drained
  • 1 can (2.25 oz each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion

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Serving Size: 8 servings (about 1/2 cup each)
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  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, adding the salt.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, drained tomatoes, olives, cheese and onion in large bowl; set aside.
  3. Spread cooked quinoa in 13x9-inch baking dish. Cool slightly in refrigerator 5 minutes. Add quinoa to vegetable mixture; toss gently to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until cold.

Cook's Tip

Quinoa typically is found in the rice and pasta section of supermarkets. Rinse well before cooking to remove the natural bitter coating, if it is not pre-washed. Quinoa can be cooked the day before and stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, if desired.
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Amount per Serving
Calories 120  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 4 g 6%
Saturated fat 1 g 5%
Cholesterol 6 MG 2%
Sodium 359 MG 15%
Carbohydrate 17 g 6%
Dietary fiber 3 g 10%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A   3%
Vitamin C   7%
Calcium   6%
Iron   7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
22 Reviews for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
My wife made it and turn out good. but she added some pomegranate, chopped avocado, finely chopped cilantro and sprinkle of lemon juice and let it chill on refrigerator. loved it.
Jul 08, 2015
My husband made this fantastic salad we loved it. Definitely a new family fav! He did add a touch of Italian dressing as it was a touch bland and edamame and pine nuts as we had them leftover. I would add dash of garlic expressions next time.
Jun 14, 2015
You can get Organic Diced Tomatoes at Costco by the case. Really good and a money saver!
Kim Meseck,
May 11, 2015
I made this as a side for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a family fave. I added one finely diced avocado with a sprinkle of lime juice on it. I made it the day before and let it chill as a cold salad. Super!!
Apr 05, 2015
I've made this several times and each time I added/subtracted different ingredients. I have added raw chopped kale or chopped spinach, used 1/2 can olives and left out the onion altogether and it tasted great. I have even put in a 1/2 can of rinsed chick peas and it tasted good. A drizzle of olive oil will keep it moist.
Mar 20, 2015
Hello, I admit I used my own home canned organic tomatoes from summer and just added in some some fresh herbs and fermented raw garlic but the recipe was a delicious way to use up some leftover cooked quinoa I had in fridge. Thanks! I added some chopped avocado that I had drizzled lime onto and had leftover as well. Too those not liking quinoa, try it with cooked brown rice or cooked barley, both would work just fine.
Feb 28, 2015

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