Spinach, Tomato, and Feta Quinoa Salad

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This quinoa, tomato, and feta salad is a quick and healthy side dish alternative to rice and pasta. It will make a quinoa-lover out of anyone thanks to the salty feta and sweet Campari tomatoes. My kids even like it!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
4

Ingredients

Quinoa Salad:

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 cup multi-colored quinoa

  • 2 cups roughly chopped spinach

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons almond oil

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Salad Toppings:

  • 3 on-the-vine tomatoes (such as Campari®), diced

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese, divided

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare the quinoa salad: Bring water and bouillon to a boil in a saucepan. Add quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a bowl and cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir spinach into quinoa and refrigerate until completely cooled, at least 30 minutes.

  2. Make the dressing: Whisk almond oil, olive oil, vinegar, thyme, basil, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  3. Put the salad together: Stir tomatoes, 1/2 of the feta cheese, and dressing into cooled quinoa until evenly coated. Top with remaining feta cheese and ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
24g Fat
35g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 627mg 13%

* 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.

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