The Best Greek-Style Quinoa Salad

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Insanely delicious, easy to make and affordable, best Greek quinoa salad

It’s settled! Michelle and I will be visiting Mary in Greece. Mary is getting her empty rooms ready, Michelle is working hard on finishing tons of AMAZING projects, and I’ve been on a spree of making Greek dishes including this refreshing quinoa salad from Athens.

All that’s left to do is fill my vacation jar with money. So, the good news is my jar is half full. The bad news is my jar is half empty and kind of small.


As you might know, I already stopped spending money at Starbucks by making my own inexpensive frappe. Greek frappe, mind you. This gluten-free Greek quinoa salad is another budget-friendly option. In addition, it will definitely help getting that beach body.

It would help even more if we’d leave the quinoa out, but the carbs make this salad more substantial. Of all the quinoa salads I’ve tried this one is by far the best. It has a really nice tang from lemon juice and olive oil dressing, which is so refreshing in the heat of the summer. You can definitely use leftover quinoa, in fact that’s often how I fix this salad.

So maybe my trip to Greece this year will be just virtual but it doesn’t mean I can’t have a Greek dish outside of Greece, save money for my jar or get in shape, does it? This salad will do all of those things for you:

  1. save money
  2. it’s healthy
  3. you get to enjoy a Greek dish

 

The Best Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients:
Serves 2-4

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes, or 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small bell pepper, any color
  • 2 green onions (white and green parts)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

~Free Tip ~

Add Kalamata olives, feta cheese, avocado, and unsalted sunflower seeds for a loaded salad

 

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa according to the package directions. Drain and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, slice or chop vegetables. Add vegetables and all other ingredients to a large bowl.
  3. Next, add quinoa to the vegetable bowl. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Let set for about 15 minutes before serving so that the flavors can combine.
The Best Greek-Style Quinoa Salad

The Best Greek-Style Quinoa Salad

Easy to make and affordable, this insanely delicious gluten-free salad is the best quinoa salad not just for summer but year round. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes, or 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small bell pepper, any color
  • 2 green onions (white and green parts)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Cook quinoa according to the package directions. Drain and let cool.

Meanwhile, slice or chop vegetables. Add vegetables and all other ingredients to a large bowl.

Next, add quinoa to the vegetable bowl. Stir gently to combine.

Let set for about 15 minutes before serving so that the flavors can combine.

Notes

~Free Tip ~

Add Kalamata olives, feta cheese, avocado, and unsalted sunflower seeds for a loaded salad

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  1. […] The other great thing about this salad is that it can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and it will taste just as great, but trust me it won’t last that long. If you’re not a fan of chickpeas try similar, but equally delicious quinoa salad. […]

  2. Reply
    Teresa at Aging Like a Fine Wine
    June 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I discovered quinoa about 6 months ago and I’ve been so glad that I did. The ingredients in this make it look so enticing! I’ll be trying it. Thank you for sharing another great recipe at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! Shared on social media!
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      Jas
      June 12, 2017 at 6:51 am

      I hope you’ll like this salad, Teresa!

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    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    June 10, 2017 at 2:00 am

    So colourful and healthy which I love. I’ve shared with my Fab Fitters on my #couchpotatotofabfit facebook page. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty. I’ve pinned and shared on social media. Catch you at the link up next month!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.
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      Jas
      June 10, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      I appreciate that, Sue! Thank you! Have a fabulous weekend.

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    Grammy Dee from GrammysGrid.com
    June 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Sounds tasty! Thanks Jas for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.
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      Jas
      June 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Thank you!

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    Clearissa
    June 7, 2017 at 10:47 am

    This salad look great and it doesn’t hurt that it is easy on the wallet as well. I love Greek food. As a matter of fact, I am having a Greek salad for lunch today at the office, but I have never tried quinoa. I am from the south and have always put it in the same category as rice, oatmeal or grits. Silly me. I have to do some research. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe with #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty . I have shared it on social media.

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      Jas
      June 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

      I was putting quinoa in the same category until recently Clearissa, but that’s not even the most revolutionary news. The things people do with food is mind-blowing. Live and learn, I guess! 😀

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    Lori Hill-Smith
    June 6, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty
    Looks so good!
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      Jas
      June 8, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Thanks, Lori!

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    Miz Helen
    June 6, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Your Athens Quinoa Salad will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen
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      Jas
      June 8, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Thank you, Miz Helen!

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      Jas
      June 8, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Thank you very much!

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    Donna
    June 2, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    My husband LOVES Greek Salad and I adore Quinoa. This recipe looks like a marriage made in heaven!
    Thanks for sharing it at: #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty .

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      Jas
      June 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      I hope you’ll both like this salad, Donna! Have a great weekend.

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    Sandra
    June 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I can’t wait to share this recipe with my kids. My body building son is really going to love it. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.
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      Jas
      June 2, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks Sandra, I hope he likes it 😀

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    June 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Such a pretty salad!! We love our quinoa and have it several times a month. I’m just in luck, I picked up several colorful peppers at the Farmers Market. Have a great weekend.
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      Jas
      June 2, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you, Marisa! That’s great! Let me know how you liked it 😀 Enjoy your weekend!

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    Beverly
    June 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Jas,
    This salad looks so yummy. Pinning. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.
    Hugs,
    Bev
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      Jas
      June 1, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Thank so much, Bev! XOXO

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    Richella Parham
    June 1, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Girl, I’ve pinned this recipe. I’ve been wanting some quinoa recipes, and this one looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing it at the Grace at Home party. I’m featuring you this week!
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      Jas
      June 1, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Many thanks, Richella! You’re too kind. Have a lovely weekend ahead!

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    Debbie Kitterman
    June 1, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Jas, this looks so delicious! My daughter recently told me she was on the hunt for a good quinoa salad recipe for the summer, I’m definitely gonna pass this one onto her. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. See you next time!

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      Jas
      June 1, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you, Debbie! Really appreciate it 🙂

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    Mersad
    May 30, 2017 at 3:33 am

    So light and refreshing for the summer season. Love it!

    Thanks for linking up with “Through My Lens”

    Mersad
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      Jas
      May 30, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you, Mersad, and thanks for stopping in!

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    May 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Looks delicious Jas! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
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      Jas
      May 29, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Michelle
    May 29, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Yay, we’re off to Greece as soon as our jars are full. Promise me you’ll teach me how to make deliciousness in the kitchen so I can wow the hubby when we get back. Ahhhh man, I’m going to be a rock star once I’ve gotten lesson from you
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      Jas
      May 29, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      I thought that’s what my blog is for, but if you’re more hands-on person I’d be happy to teach you how to cook (who needs to be on a beach anyway, lol).
      Btw, you’re a rock star already!!!

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    Leslie
    May 26, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Jas, I have to eat gluten free, I have almost all those ingredients, and guess what I’m gonna do? It’s gonna be delicious!

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      Jas
      May 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Leslie, I’m finding more and more that gluten bothers me so I’m being really selective in my meals. hope you’ll like this yummy salad as much as I do!

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    Carlee
    May 25, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I want to visit with you!!!!! I’ll get my jar started and make all of your Greek dishes in preparation.
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      Jas
      May 25, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      Get that jar going, girl! Greece is calling, LOL.

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