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 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
18 Reviews for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
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
I made this recipe exactly how recipe reads. Surprisingly good. Took it to work for lunch but wish I had another form of protein, such as fish or shrimp. I will make it again when I have company as it makes a lot of salad. May add some avocado next time. My daughter liked it too, she's a pescatarian and put it in a wrap for lunch.
Jan 08, 2015
I made this recipe last night, exactly as it reads, to take for lunch today. I thought it would need a light dressing so I made a lemon/olive oil/garlic mixture to drizzle on. Didn't need it, actually it added too much to the salad. I was pleasantly surprised. Was fine as is. Some avocado would have been nice or some grilled shrimp. Good recipe for those "getting in shape" New Years resolutions. I don't usually do "Hunts" but now seeing their recipes, I will try them again.
Pam Q,
Jan 07, 2015
This is perfect after all the heavy holiday eating. added avocados. Light, delicious and healty! I
Jan 02, 2015
The directions clearly say to COOK the uncooked quinoa listed in the ingredients list. Plus, I think fresh tomatoes, along with fresh herbs (parsley, oregano) add much to the fresh flavor.
Dec 30, 2014
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