Refreshing Quinoa Salad Recipe

Filled to the brim with nutrients, this Mediterranean salad is deliciously filling and satisfying. 



    • 2 cups of cooked quinoa (link to the recipe for how to cook quinoa) 

    • 2 green Italian pepper or  1 green bell pepper

    • 2 cups cherry tomatoes

    • 1 carrot

    • 1 English cucumber

    • 1 red onion 

    • 1 ½ cups of diced fetta cheese

    • 1 cup black olives (pitted preferably) 

    • 1 bunch of fresh chives

    • ½ cup fresh parsley


    • ½ lemon juice

    • 1/3 cup olive oil 

    • 1 tablespoon salt 


    1. Start with cooking the quinoa in case yours is raw. Learn here how to cook it to perfection (link to the how to cook quinoa recipe post) 
    2. Prep the veggies: 

    • Peel and dice them as fine as possible the red onion. 

    • Dice thinly the green pepper

    • Peel and dice finely the carrot

    • Wash and dice finely the cucumber. 

    • Wash the cherry tomatoes and halve them. 

    • Chop the fresh herbs finely. 

    1. In a salad bowl with a bed of cooked quinoa, add the chopped veggies and herbs. 
    2. Prep the dressing by mixing the olive oil, salt, and lemon juice until it emulsifies (it changes color and gets a bit thicker) 
    3. Dress the salad, add the fetta cheese and the black olives, and mix everything well. 


This salad is perfect for meal prepping, it can stay good in the fridge for up to 4 days. It’s very good freshly made and also a few days old. 

It’s a beautiful salad that can be made also with other veggies like red bell pepper, all kinds of tomatoes, and adding seeds and nuts…the possibilities are almost endless. 

You could even add more protein by adding some cooked chicken.