Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

a close up view of the quinoa salad

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 



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


  • 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


  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.


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