Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

aka Clean Out the Frig Quinoa Salad.
Be creative. Just follow the formula: start with quinoa, then add some herbs, some crunchy vegetables, some cheese, nuts, or seafood if you like and toss it all together with a little fresh lemon juice and olive oil . . . and you’re done! This is a fast dinner, packed full of goodness. Quinoa is a complete protein, and is a good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium.


  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked in a little less than 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 2 tbsp. fresh mint, minced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/3 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or toasted almonds or sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced prosciutto, cooked shrimp, prawns, or smoked salmon


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice


Cook quinoa and cool in the frig while preparing the other ingredients. Mix all together in a large bowl, then toss with oil and lemon juice.


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