Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad is a light and refreshing, protein and fresh veggie packed Greek Quinoa Salad with an easy red wine – oregano dressing; perfect for any meal!

Greek Quinoa Salad is a light and refreshing, protein and fresh veggie packed Greek Quinoa Salad with an easy red wine – oregano dressing; perfect for any meal!

Healthy salad? Yes, please!

Happy Monday y’all! So…Miss Emma has convinced me and the hubby to join a gym.  Yes, apparently, I am gym bound. Now, while that sounds all happy, hunky-dory and the like, it was a moment of weakness. One which I am already regretting because let’s be honest-I don’t want to go nor do I want to make the time to go. I literally work three jobs and try to run a blog and travel planning sight…I do NOT have the time! But having said all of that, I tried to put on clothes that fit me this time last year and let’s just say they are not going on my current body.  I seem to have a few added ‘more to love’ pounds than I realized.  So, yes, I am gym bound.

Now as you know going to the gym isn’t enough.  I like food. Heck, I love food! Seriously, I AM a food blogger. I also know myself well even to know I am not going to change; I am going to eat; so, I need to start eating a bit healthier and exercise portion control. Miss Emma is trying to convince me to try the Keto diet.  So, you might see some keto recipes pop up here but for now….everything is a we will see.

Greek Quinoa Salad is a light and refreshing, protein and fresh veggie packed Greek Quinoa Salad with an easy red wine – oregano dressing!

Today’s lunch is an amazing Greek Quinoa Salad.  Quinoa cooked in a veggie broth is blended with garbanzo beans, to make this salad protein packed. Baby Spinach is tossed with cucumbers, Kalamata olives, red onions and grape tomatoes to bring you a fresh lunch. Fold the two together and top with a drizzle of the red wine- oregano dressing and you’ve got an easy meal that covers all your health needs and leaves you feeling full and satisfied. Be sure to give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.

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Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad is a light and refreshing, protein and fresh veggie packed Greek Quinoa Salad with an easy red wine – oregano dressing; perfect for any meal!

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, greek
Keyword cucumber, feta, greek, kalamata, quinoa, salad, spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 358 kcal

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cup veggie broth
  • 1 can garbonzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup Kalmata olives halved
  • 1 large cucumber halved and sliced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 ½ tsp Mama D’s All-Purpose Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¾ tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Fill a medium pot with veggie broth, add quinoa and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cover; simmer covered 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and keep covered an additional 5 minutes without lifting the lid; then fluff with a fork and set aside in a large mixing bowl to cool.
  3. While quinoa cools, mix the dressing; simply combine all of the dressing ingredients and blend until combined.
  4. Once cool, mix in remaining ingredients and toss.
  5. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  6. Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 971mg42%
Potassium 591mg17%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2481IU50%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.

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