I created this recipe when I ran out of pasta and needed to make a quick salad for a potluck. This versatile recipe has become one of our favorites for taking to picnics and for eating after a workout. Eat immediately or refrigerate 2 hours to overnight for best flavor. Quinoa really soaks up the dressing, so you may want to add more to taste after the refrigeration period.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water, quinoa, and chicken bouillon 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. Remove saucepan from heat and cool quinoa to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

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  • Mix quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, and red onion together in a bowl. Pour Italian dressing over quinoa mixture and stir to coat.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 44.4g 14% DV; fat 16.5g 25% DV; cholesterol 18.8mg 6% DV; sodium 918.5mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2016
Tasty. I made half of the recipe but kept the same amount of red onion and I used one half of an english cucumber. While it is tasty I think that it would benefit from some fresh parsley. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2016
Tasty. I made half of the recipe but kept the same amount of red onion and I used one half of an english cucumber. While it is tasty I think that it would benefit from some fresh parsley. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2018
Good! I added zucchini and yellow summer squash with the peppers and chicken that was slow cooked in Italian seasoning. and then shredded. It was a big hit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2016
I was looking for something new to try. This salad was perfect! Quick easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2017
Easy and healthy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
This is an excellent, easy recipe! My husband who is not a fan of whole grains or brown rice LOVED this recipe! Definitely let the quinoa cool all the way otherwise it gets a little mushy although still tastes amazing. Thank you for sharing! Read More