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
4 Reviews for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Ohmygosh!!! This salad is absolutely SUPERB!! It is fast and SO easy to make and the flavor is outstanding. I did make a few substitutions: I had a package of Seeds of Change organic quinoa & brown rice with garlic (already prepared) so I used this instead of the quinoa. There were about 2 cups so I added the whole package. I added chopped Persian cucumbers, sliced black olives and finely chopped yellow onion (I did not have red onion). Lastly I added a can of Italian stewed tomatoes (again, did not have diced tomatoes) that I chopped up. I also added more feta cheese than called for as I LOVE feta cheese. I did use a bit of the juice from the tomatoes - the brown rice was a bit dry - and mixed it all together. This salad is delicious! I will most definitely be making this on a regular basis!!
Jul 31, 2014
Super easy, but we prefer fresh tomatoes and added some fresh basil from our garden. Avoid the canned stuff if possible, no need for this salad, it's so fresh and quick and easy to make! ;)
Jul 31, 2014
This recipe was great until I added the canned tomatoes. It did say to drain them, but I did not drain them well enough. I had my husband taste as each ingredient was added and until then we loved it. No problem, will use fresh tomatoes next time! Still ate it all up! Very light and healthy!
Jul 26, 2014
This Quinoa recipe is wholesome, nutritious and requires little time and effort. Family members can easily learn to enjoy this whole, healthy, nutrient rich grain, which is better than pasta and other package foods. I give this recipe a four (4) rating.
May 25, 2014
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