This take on a Greek salad gives quinoa a new burst of flavor and is packed with protein! Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Salad:
Dressing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir pine nuts in the hot skillet until fragrant and toasted, about 5 minutes.

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  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork and cool to room temperature.

  • Mix quinoa, spinach, kidney beans, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and onion together in a bowl.

  • Whisk olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; drizzle over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 35.1g; fat 22.5g; cholesterol 11.1mg; sodium 488.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2017
Made as stated. Liked except it was too dry. Made another batch of dressing poured it on mixed it up let it sit in the frig most of the day turned it a couple of times and had it for lunch the next day. Very good! Hubby had it for supper and he liked it too! I will try it with garbanzos next time. Read More
(2)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2017
Made as stated. Liked except it was too dry. Made another batch of dressing poured it on mixed it up let it sit in the frig most of the day turned it a couple of times and had it for lunch the next day. Very good! Hubby had it for supper and he liked it too! I will try it with garbanzos next time. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2014
Great salad. I replaced the kidney beans with garbanzo. Personal preference. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2019
I added chopped cucumber and multi colored sweet bell peppers. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
I really enjoyed this recipe!! But I also added cilantro black beans turned out really good!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
I really liked this recipe. I subbed garbanzo beans instead of kidney beans. I also used parsley instead of the spinach. I like this recipe over a bed of lettuce. Read More