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Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

A  while back I mentioned a weight loss challenge that our family is doing.  Well, after the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day and Aiden’s two birthday celebrations I am now back on track.  For whatever reason, I do best at eating well when I eat the same thing practically every day.  So, I am always grateful to find a hearty and nutritious staple like this greek Guinoa salad.

Enter this tasty little dish.  I have been making a batch of it every Sunday and then I eat it over baby spinach for lunch the rest of the week.  It is flavorful, filling and comes in under 225 calories per serving when divided into 5 portions.  This has made keeping my calories down a snap each day. You can change up up the flavor a bit by adding salad dress or olive oil and vinegar. You can also add more Greek taste with tzatziki sauce.

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad
Serves 5
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
This healthy and filling twist on Greek salad will provide you with the dietary fiber, veggies and savory goodness that you need to keep you full on the healthy track with your diet. It is great as a lunch, dinner or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (dry)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (you can substitute water as well)
  • 1 teaspoon dill (dried)
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1 cup cucumber (diced)
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives (chopped)
  • 4oz feta (crumbled)

Directions

Step 1 Rinse quinoa. Combine quinoa, broth {or water}, seasoning salt and dill in a saucepan and cook according to package directions.
Step 2 While the quinoa is cooking, do all of your chopping and preparation.
Step 3 Once quinoa is done, stir in the remaining ingredients. Eat at once, or store in the fridge for up to one week.
Step 4 Eat alone or serve over chopped baby spinach.

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  • Bellenza Bistro - March 3, 2013 - 6:22 am

    That DOES look delicious…despite its healthiness! 🙂ReplyCancel

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