Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Shrimp


This is a variation of one of my favorites, cold whole grains, raw vegetables, feta, olives, and balsamic vinegar. This is a simple dish that is healthy and delicious!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
5 cups


  • 1 cup cooked shrimp

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • ¾ English cucumber, chopped

  • ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup kalamata olives, chopped

  • ¼ red onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon oregano


  1. Toss shrimp with lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; set aside to marinate, about 15 minutes.

  2. Mix tomatoes, quinoa, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, kalamata olives, red onion, and feta cheese together in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, and oregano in a separate bowl; add to vegetable and quinoa mixture and toss well to combine.

  4. Top quinoa mixture with marinated shrimp to serve.

Cook's Note:

You can increase or decrease the amounts of olive oil and balsamic vinegar as desired using a 2-to-1 ratio.

Cherry tomatoes can be substituted for grape tomatoes, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 164mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.