Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad



  • 1 cup quinoa dry
  • 2 cups water or chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half or quarters
  • 1 medium cucumber chopped
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Add quinoa and water (or broth) to a medium-size pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a low simmer and cover for about 15 minutes.
  • Quinoa should easily fluff with a fork when done. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Chop cucumber, tomatoes, and parsley.
  • Add quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, feta to a bowl. Top with dressing and toss to combine.


  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until combined.

Courtesy of:

Hailey Crean, MS, RD, CDCES
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at  Hailey Crean Nutrition, LLC

Nutrition Facts 

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving 

Calories 230

Total Fat
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 11mg

Total Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary Fiber  3g
Sugar 2g

Protein 6g

Sodium 152 mg

Vitamin D 760 IU
Calcium 96mg
Iron 2mg
Potassium 314mg