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Greek Quinoa Salad

Light and healthy Greek quinoa salad with fresh vegetables and chickpeas is the perfect make-ahead lunch or side-dish. Top with dill or avocado if you can! : : DontWasteTheCrumbs.com

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Ingredients

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  • 4 cups cooked quinoa, slightly cooled
  • 1 English cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (I used orange)
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 24 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ batch Greek dressing (see recipe below or in THIS blog post.)
  • 4 cups raw kale, optional
  • 2 cups of protein, optional (shredded chicken, diced shrimp, chickpeas, etc.)
  • Greek Salad Dressing Recipe
  • 1/3 cup and 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil,
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tsp red wine vinegar (you can substitute up to half white vinegar without altering the taste)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, olives and tomatoes. Toss to mix together well.
  2. Combine the salad dressing ingredients in a 16 ounce mason jar and shake vigorously to mix.
  3. If using the kale, combine the kale and ¼ cup of dressing in a large bowl. Massage the leaves with the dressing until they are all thoroughly wet.
  4. Combine the kale and protein, if using, with the quinoa salad and toss. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve at room temperature.

Keywords: Greek quinoa salad

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