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Greek Quinoa Quick Meal, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Greek Quinoa Salad
greek quinoa quick meal vegan gluten free best recipe

This past weekend I went out of town for my cousin’s wedding shower.  When left to his own devices, Shaye won’t cook for himself so I stocked the refrigerator with this quick meal. Preparation is key to following a healthy diet!

When you have good food in the house you eat good food!

This would be a great recipe to prepare on the weekend and have ready for those busy weeknights when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking a meal.  Pair this salad with grilled chicken, fish or slice an avocado on top for a vegetarian version.  You could even just dump it on top of a bed of greens or yet, eat it straight out of the mason jar!

greek quinoa quick meal vegan gluten free best recipe
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Greek Quinoa Salad

The best recipe for Greek Quinoa Salad
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 745kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa + 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Dressing:
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
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Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package and let cool.
  • Once quinoa is cooled, combine with the rest of the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over salad and mix until well coated.
  • Store in mason jars 🙂

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Nutrition

Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 905mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 6mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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