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Greek Quinoa

Rated as 4.51 out of 5 Stars
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"Great to bring as a side dish to a BBQ or as lunch for the week. Easy to make in advance."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 486
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cups)

Directions

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  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a large serving bowl and let cool completely.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over cooled quinoa and stir. Fold olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, and basil through the quinoa.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 486 calories; 37.1 29.9 9.3 19 425 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made the recipe as written, except that I decreased the oil to about 1/3 cup. I tasted and really didn't care for it. It was too "heavy" tasting. I added 3T of lemon juice and voila! It was aw...

Most helpful critical review

Nothing special but not a huge lover of quinoa anyway.

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I made the recipe as written, except that I decreased the oil to about 1/3 cup. I tasted and really didn't care for it. It was too "heavy" tasting. I added 3T of lemon juice and voila! It was aw...

Loved it. Added a little lemon juice and some garbanzo beans(it does not need the garbanzo beans but I like them). Refrigerated it and served it at room temperature with salmon. Had a little lef...

I really liked is recipe. I did add the lemon juice by freshly squeezing half of a lemon into the quinoa. It was quite tasty and I will be making it again. I also used very little olive oil. ...

Excellent I love this recipe. I didn't have any fresh basil but I had tomato & basil flavored feta. I also added baby spinach.

Amazing! I left out the olive oil as I didn't see reasoning for extra calories. But this is going to be my definite new go to Lunch!!!

Very good! We added chopped onion in as well and forgot the olive oil the first time. It was still great. We just drizzle the olive oil on to keep it light.

I didn't have any quinoa, but had some couscous. It was excellent!

Incredibly easy and insanely good. I cut way back on the oil, added some lemon juice. I used pre-sliced black olives because I'm lazy. It was to die for and made a great lunch for the next few d...

This recipe was delicious!! Simple, clean and light. We had it as a side dish with some Red Snapper and it was a perfect compliment. I had to sub green olives for the Kalamata only because that'...