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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

This Mediterranean inspired quinoa salad recipe is a delicious and healthy lunch option. Served with chickpeas, arugula, and a simple lemon vinaigrette dressing, this vegan dish is an incredible meal that you’ll want to serve over and over again. #vegan #cleaneating 


Ingredients

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For the Salad:

  • 4 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (1 1/2 cups uncooked)
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 English cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • 3 cups arugula

Dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and stir to evenly coat.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 381
  • Sugar: 6.3 g
  • Sodium: 449.2 mg
  • Fat: 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.4 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, easy, healthy, summer, mediterranean