Greek quinoa salad

    1 hour

    A quinoa salad that's perfect for picnics, barbecues or packed lunches. Feta, olives, cherry tomatoes, parsley and a fresh lemon dressing make this Greek-inspired salad great!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 170g quinoa, rinsed
    • 475ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 100g halved cherry tomatoes
    • 55g black olives, pitted and sliced
    • 125g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 4 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until the water has been absorbed. Spread quinoa on a baking tray and allow to cool, about 30 minutes.
    2. Once quinoa has cooled, transfer to a large bowl. Add tomatoes, olives, feta, sunflower seeds, shallot and parsley. Toss to combine.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and black pepper.
    4. Pour lemon dressing over the quinoa salad and toss. This salad can be served immediately, or covered and refrigerated to serve later.

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    First time we have cooked Quinoa. Really enjoyed it. Had as an accompaniment to Coronation Chicken.  -  19 May 2016


    Made this last night to take to work for lunch - really tasty & easy to make.  -  19 Feb 2018


    Great recipe. First time cooking quinoa and this recipe was perfect!  -  08 Jan 2017