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!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
45 mins
5 cups


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Toss shrimp with lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; set aside to marinate, about 15 minutes.

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

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

  • 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

134 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 30.6mg 10% DV; sodium 229.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This is very easy and crazy delish!!! Read More
7 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
The flavors of this reminded me of a gyro. So many levels of flavor that we couldn't stop eating it! I will make this again and again. Also rather healthy! I made no changes and see no need to. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a great and easy Mediterranean Salad. I made it exactly as presented. I love finding ways to use quinoa since I find it quite bland otherwise. But I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed the shrimp marinated with these simple ingredients. I served the salad with roasted broccoli florets and a fresh french baquette and butter. My husband and I both loved it. Start to finish including cooking the shrimp first because I used fresh frozen raw shrimp with tails on and cutting up the broccoli for roasting in the oven took 30 minutes. Hubby helped with the chopping so it saved time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I prepared it with green olives. It is simple and delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is very easy and crazy delish!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I doubled the amount of quinoa and heated up the shrimp with garlic butter and parsley. Was super! Read More