Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


Perfect for picnics or potlucks, this Mediterranean quinoa salad is made with simple ingredients and becomes even more flavorful as it sits. It is hearty, healthy, and packed with fresh flavor!

1 cup Natural Grocers® Brand Bulk Organic White Quinoa
1 medium organic cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed, and thinly sliced into half moons
1 pint organic grape tomatoes, sliced in half
3 organic green onions, ends trimmed, green and white parts thinly sliced
1 cup chopped organic parsley
1 can Natural Grocers Brand Organic Garbanzo Beans, drained
  1/2 - 3/4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Pitted Kalamata Olives
1 cup cubed feta cheese
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt and Organic Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 small organic garlic clove, minced
1⁄3 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Dijon Mustard
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt

1. Rinse and cook the quinoa according to package instructions.

2. While the quinoa cooks, prep the vegetables and place in a large salad bowl. Add the garbanzo beans and olives.

3. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.

4. When the quinoa is done, remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and let sit uncovered, allowing to cool for about 15 minutes.

5. Add the quinoa, dressing, and feta cheese to the salad bowl and gently toss until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste; toss again and refrigerate for at least one hour (this can also be made a day ahead). Serve cold.

per one serving

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
425 kcal 33 g 13 g 27 g 6 g

Recommended Beverage: Wine

Recommended Style: White Wine

Recommended Brand: Protocolo