Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

IMG_1539We just came off a Vegas Vacation and you know what that means – buffets. By the last day I was ready to get home and eat nothing but salad for a while. Trite, but true. I whipped this up for dinners last week and found it to be refreshing, healthy, filling, and perfect for summer. It could also easily be converted into a vegetarian dinner – just omit the meat!

Domestocrat’s Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (makes 2 dinner-sized portions)
For the salad:
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 cup broccoli slaw
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 grilled chicken breast
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese

For the dressing (use to your liking, this lasted us for about 6 portions):
1 tsp. lemon zest (from 1/2 lemon)
1.5 tsp. lemon juice (from 1/2 lemon)
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. dijon/spicy brown mustard
2 tsp. honey
4 tbsp. EVOO
1.5 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste

Chop all of the veggies and chicken into bite sized pieces. Divide and portion into two bowls. Add your preferred amount of dressing. Enjoy!

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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3 Responses to Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  1. This caught my eye because I’ve been on the lookout for recipes with quinoa!
    This looks neat; thanks for sharing!

    Bonnie
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