This Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe with Feta is rich in flavor. There’s something about the feta, oregano, and olives being infused with the tomatoes, quinoa, and cucumbers. This is one of my most favorite salad recipes and for good reason.
When I’m eating this Greek quinoa salad recipe, I feel like I’m indulging. Also, this is one of my husband’s favorite lunch dishes that he takes to work. It’s delicious, healthy and filling. Not to mention it’s packed full of nutrients and vitamins.
If I want to make this a standalone meal, I will sometimes add some form of protein- either chickpeas or grilled chicken.
If you have fresh oregano at your disposal, I highly recommend making this salad with fresh oregano. There’s something about fresh herbs that totally transform any dish.
Quinoa is an ingredient I really love to use. It’s a superfood and complete protein grain.
The quality of your ingredients makes a difference in my opinion. When I get fresh organic vegetables, I notice that their flavors are more pronounced. If you’d like to make this a vegan recipe, substitute avocado for the feta cheese. When I’m making this for work lunches, I will cut my avocado the day of.
This Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe is the blending of two major worlds- Quinoa and Greek Salad. Your taste buds will not be disappointed!
If you’d like to try another amazing quinoa salad recipe, check out this Quinoa Salad Recipe with Mint and Pomegranate.Print
This Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe is hearty and delicious. It goes great as a standalone meal or side. It can be prepared ahead of time for the week.
- 2 cups dry quinoa or 6 cups cooked quinoa
- 4 cups cherry tomatoes
- 6 Lebanese or Persian cucumbers
- 1 small red onion
- 2 tbs high-quality olive oil
- 1 tbs dried oregano or fresh oregano
- 3 ounces feta cheese
- 20 olives – black or green
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 large lemon
- Cook quinoa ahead of time and allow it to cool.
- Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
- Dice onion.
- Cut cucumbers into the same size as the tomatoes.
- Remove the olive pits and dice olives.
- Mix cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and onion together in a bowl.
- Squeeze lemon.
- Add olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper, oregano, and feta cheese together.
- Add dressing to the salad.
- Category: Salad
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 345
- Sugar: 9 g
- Sodium: 445 mg
- Fat: 12 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 50 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 11 g
- Cholesterol: 8 mg
Keywords: quinoa salad, greek salad, fresh salad