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Easy Quinoa Salad With Feta, Olives And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make salad that is full of flavour, texture and nutrition? Then this quinoa salad with feta, olives and sun-dried tomatoes recipe is sure to wow! Not only will your palette be pleased with its bright Mediterranean taste, but you’ll also love the health benefits it offers.

Quinoa has many nutritional properties, including high levels of dietary fibre, protein, iron and B vitamins — plus, it’s gluten-free, making this dish perfect for those who suffer from celiac disease or are avoiding gluten in general. When combined with crumbled feta cheese (for an extra dose of calcium), salty olives providing healthy fats and sweet sun-dried tomatoes adding an antioxidant boost – you’re sure to find something new to adore about this delectable dish!

So get ready to experiment in the kitchen while taking advantage of all these tasty benefits – let’s dive into how you can whip up our mouthwatering quinoa salad with feta, olives and sun-dried tomatoes today!

quinoa salad uk recipe

Quinoa for salad

Quinoa salad is an easy and tasty way to add a nutrition boost to your meal! This hearty and nutritious quinoa can come in regular quinoa, tri-coloured quinoa, or quinoa flakes, which provide an extra crunch. With quinoa salad, the possibilities are endless! You can customize it with any combination of fresh vegetables, beans, nuts, or fruits to create a unique flavour profile. Quinoa is a great side dish and pairs well with stuffed chicken breasts. It’s also high in protein, fibre and other minerals that your body needs making it a great choice for a healthy diet. What’s more, preparing quinoa salad is fast and simple.

Quinoa salad vegetarian

This salad is 100% vegetarian making it a great dish for all you veggies out there. Veggie quinoa salad is great to eat on its own or to have as a side dish to go with something else.

quinoa salad veggie

Quinoa salad vegan

Quinoa salad is the perfect dish for a vegan because it can easily be made without compromising any flavour or texture. Simply replace the feta cheese with vegan cheese or add some roasted mushrooms for extra protein, and you’ll have a tasty, satisfying quinoa salad that anyone would love. It’s easy to make, packed with nutrition, and versatile enough to adapt to different dietary needs; quinoa salad is definitely worth trying out!

How to cook Quinoa

The simplest way is to get 1 cup or mug and fill it full of quinoa. Add it to the pan with 2 cups/mugs of water. Bring it to a boil and simmer with the lid on until the quinoa has absorbed all the water. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes. Check How To Cook Quinoa for Beginners.

Ingredients

For 6-8 servings, you will need the following:

  • 1 Mug Quinoa
  • 2 Mugs Water
  • 6 Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Roughly chopped)
  • 20 Olives
  • 200 g Feta Cheese (Chopped into small chunks)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Celery Salt (optional)
  • ½ Cucumber (Chopped into small chunks)
  • 1 Juice of lemon
  • 1 small Red Onion (Finely chopped)

Optional Extras

Other items you could add are:

  • Spring onions
  • Chick Peas
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Red Peppers
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Courgettes
  • Roasted veg, such as butternut squash
  • Celery
  • Brocolli
  • Peas
  • Mushrooms

Tip

Use this salad as a filling for puff pastry! Try my Quinoa and Smoked Ham Puff Pastry Parcels, they are so good.

Quinoa salad recipe with Feta cheese

  • Add the quinoa and water to a pan and cook the quinoa as per packet instructions. Leave to cool.
  • Whilst the quinoa is cooling, add the sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, olives, feta cheese and olive oil to a bowl. Add salt, pepper and celery salt if using. Lastly, add lemon juice.
  • Loosen the quinoa in the pan and add the salad. Mix thoroughly and transfer to a salad or serving bowl. Decorate with salad rocket or spinach.

Quinoa Storage

The veggie salad can be kept in a bowl, covered and stored in the fridge for up to five days, making it great meal for midweek lunches.

quinoa salad uk recipe

Easy Quinoa Salad With Feta, Olives And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Rachel
Easy, quick and tasty Quinoa salad, perfect for midweek lunches!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 6 -8
Calories 184 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Mug Quinoa
  • 2 Mugs Water
  • 6 Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Roughly chopped)
  • 20 Olives
  • 200 g Feta Cheese (Chopped into small chunks)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Celery Salt (optional)
  • ½ Cucumber (Chopped into small chunks)
  • 1 Juice of lemon
  • 1 sml Red Onion (Finely chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Add the quinoa and water to a pan and cook the quinoa as per packet instructions. Leave to cool.
  • Whilst the quinoa is cooling, add the sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, olives, feta cheese and olive oil to a bowl. Add salt, pepper and celery salt if using. Lastly, add lemon juice.
  • Loosen the quinoa in the pan and add the salad. Mix thoroughly and transfer to a salad or serving bowl. Decorate with rocket or spinach.
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Nutrition

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 591mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 233IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 182mgIron: 1mg
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