Mediterranean-Inspired Quinoa Salad

Bowl of quinoa

This quick and easy side dish pairs the bold Mediterranean flavors of lime, Feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and fresh parsley against the subtle backdrop of quinoa. Thanks to the naturally salty flavors of the olive brine and Feta cheese, this dish doesn’t need any added sodium to help balance the flavors. However, for best results, you’ll want to make this dish in advance to give the flavors a chance to blend.

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Mediterranean-Inspired Quinoa Salad
Bowl of quinoa
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Quinoa Uncooked
  • 2 Whole Limes Zest and juice
  • 4 Oz Feta Cheese Crumbled
  • 2 Oz Kalamata Olives Chopped, with brine
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped, no stems
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Quinoa Uncooked
  • 2 Whole Limes Zest and juice
  • 4 Oz Feta Cheese Crumbled
  • 2 Oz Kalamata Olives Chopped, with brine
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped, no stems
Bowl of quinoa
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Remove from heat and let cool briefly.
  2. Fluff quinoa with a fork and stir in lime zest, lime juice, Feta cheese, chopped olives, and fresh parsley until thoroughly combined. Season with black pepper, to taste.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Tip: For an added layer of flavor, toast the quinoa over medium heat before cooking.

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