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Overhead View of a Bowl of Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Sprigs of Parsley on the Side in Portrait Orientation
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cooling time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
With fresh herbs, crisp summer veggies and a tangy lemon garlic dressing, this Mediterranean quinoa salad is sure to be a hit at your next summer cookout.
Course: Side
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: quinoa, salad, summer
Servings: 6
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 scant cups water
  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Rinse the quinoa well under cold running water (you can skip this if the package tells you it's already rinsed). 

  2. Place the quinoa into a small saucepan with water and place over high heat. 

  3. Bring the water to a boil. Lower heat and cover. Allow to simmer, covered, until all of the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. 

  4. Remove the pot from heat and allow to sit, covered, for 5 minutes. 

  5. Transfer the cooked quinoa to a medium bowl and allow it to cool completely.

  6. Stir remaining ingredients into quinoa. Taste test and adjust as needed.
  7. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1.7g9%
Sodium 419mg17%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 31.5g11%
Fiber 5.1g20%
Sugar 1.6g2%
Protein 6.9g14%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.