Quinoa Salad Recipe

This Greek inspired Quinoa Salad includes bell peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, olives and a delicious homemade salad dressing. It’s colorful, fresh, and easy.


First, prepare the quinoa. Rinse quinoa in a strainer, then add to a medium saucepan with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt. 


Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add a lid to the pot and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or till water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool a bit.


While the quinoa is cooking, whisk the dressing together. Add lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a liquid measuring cup or small bowl and whisk until well blended.


Taste and add additional honey, oregano, salt or pepper to taste. When quinoa is slightly cooled, toss it with the vinaigrette, cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes, spinach, and olives.


Add a few peperoncinis for good measure, and refrigerate until the whole mixture is nice and chilled. Serve cold as a side or main dish.

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