Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad can be mixed with chicken for the perfect filling meal or even enjoyed as the main dish by itself for the vegetarian in your life.

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is one of the easiest salads you will make! We took it to our family gathering for Easter (secretly hoping that we would have some left over for the week), but we came home empty-handed. We like to test our recipes with our families to make sure that even those who aren’t that “into” healthy eating enjoy them as well. This one was approved, even from our young niece and nephew!

Not only have we served this at a family gathering, but we’ve also been making it part of our weekly meal prep! It’s a quick and easy side dish to pair with any kind of meat and tastes great leftover!

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Tips For Making this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  • Don’t undercook or overcook the quinoa, so make sure you set a timer! We’ve always had great luck using the directions on the package (which usually calls for bringing it to a boil and then cooking it for 15 minutes).
  • Let the quinoa cool before mixing in the vegetables
  • Once all ingredients are mixed together, let it sit in the refrigerator for at least a few hours (or overnight if possible!). It will still taste great without letting all the ingredients sit for hours, but will be even better if prepared in advance.


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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 256kcal


  • 2 cups quinoa (measure 2 cups raw for a 4 cup yield)
  • 3 large bell peppers (or the equivalent in mini peppers)
  • ½ cup red onion (diced)
  • 1 medium jalapeno (diced – optional)
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper (or more to taste)


  • Cook quinoa according to directions on the package.
  • Wash and chop the peppers, onion, and jalapeno.
  • Mix all ingredients together and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5cup (approximate) | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1985IU | Vitamin C: 81.3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.4mg

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