Greek Quinoa Salad

I recently drove down to The Gorge in Washington for a weekend of festival fun – also known as Sasquatch! It’s such a fantastic weekend with awesome friends and music ~ but camping for 4 days can often lead to meal upon meal of burgers and sausages. While those are most definitely welcome and greatly appreciated, it is nice to have a few healthier things to munch on.

I took down this quinoa salad, which helped me get some veggies and was also a good option for the 12 hour car ride there. A nice snack option over fast food. This is a really fresh and satisfying salad and like many of the things I choose to make, it’s a great option for the work day lunch. It’s quick to throw together and will last a few days in the fridge. It is also a great side dish to anything grilled on the bbq.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (I like to cook mine in broth rather than water for salads)

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 1 small can slice black olives

  • 1 large can chickpeas

  • 10-15 cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup (or more!) feta cheese

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • juice from 1/2 lemon (or more)

  • dried herbs (I have a nice greek pre-made mix ~ but you could use garlic salt, oregano, basil, dried chilies)

Literally just mix all of the above into a bowl, chill and serve. It’s so easy and you can add any veggies you want, skip the herbs if you don’t fancy them, add a little apple cider vinegar if you want more zing. Enjoy!

Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 12.41.28 PM.png

#salad #quinoa #side #dinner #lunch