Greek Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has in recent years been heralded as a super food, and not without reason. Although it is eaten as a grain, it is technically a seed and as such is incredibly rich in protein. It also has a very high fibre content and a low GI; is loaded with antioxidants and is rich in many minerals and vitamins, including iron. In short, it is perfect for vegetarians and diabetics and as this recipe contains almost 4 of your 5 a day, it makes life easy. It is also incredibly simple to prepare (especially if you buy a pre-cooked variety of quinoa) and can be made well in advance so is perfect for a frenetic mid week meal. Oh yes, as each portion comes in at just 445 calories you can further boost the protein content by adding a marinated chicken breast or veggie bean burger, and enjoy this incredibly tasty meal without a shred of guilt.

Greek Quinoa Salad
Greek Quinoa Salad
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4 people 20 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
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Greek Quinoa Salad
Greek Quinoa Salad
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
Ingredients
  • 500 grammes cooked quinoa I used Merchant Gourmet's red and white ready to eat
  • 140 grammes feta cheese or a reduced fat equivalent
  • 140 grammes olives
  • 400 grammes cherry tomatoes halved or quartered depending on size
  • 320 grammes Cucumber halved, deseeded and cut into 1/2cm slices
  • 320 grammes red pepper deseeded and chopped into 1cm dice
  • 80 grammes red onion halved and thinly sliced
  • large handful fresh mint finely chopped
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 4 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the salad vegetables and place in a large serving dish. It is worth deseeding the cucumber if you are preparing this in advance so that the salad doesn't become soggy with the watery seeds.
  2. Add the quinoa and mint and combine well with clean hands to break down any clumps without squishing the salad.
  3. Add lemon juice and oil and stir through gently, before crumbling the feta over the top.
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