Quinoa, Cucumber, Olive, and Feta salad

quinoa salad WM

I love fresh summer salads, and quinoa is a great base for various types of salads with lots of yummy ingredients – a simple olive oil dressing is all that it needs.


1 cup quinoa (2 cups water)

2 lemons, juiced

3 tablespoons olive oil

red onion

green onion

half cucumber

feta cheese

olive mix from the olive bar at the grocery store

garlic (I used marinated and roasted/marinated garlic from the olive bar at the grocery store)

tomatoes – red and yellow – sliced

salt and pepper to taste

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look at this great olive and garlic mixture!


1. Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions; let cool.

2. Juice the lemons.  Slice the red onion, green onion, cucumber, the olive and garlic mix, and tomatoes.

3. Combine the lemon juice and olive oil and pour over the cooled quinoa. Add the sliced veggies and olive/garlic, salt and pepper to taste.

4. Serve cold with BBQ or any other main dish!


  1. Kristine Drawsky says:

    Hey, Friday I made your buffalo cheese caprese salad! OMG, I love that soooo much!! And I also made the quinoa salad with SIX bunches of red chard. Although, our bunches of chard must huge out here, because I only needed two bunches, and there is no way I could’ve fit all the rest, or even a bit more, in there.. tee hee. My friends loved that salad. It was fun to add all the toppings, separately, after I cooked the warm ingredients. We did it a la carte 🙂 Thanks for posting 🙂

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