Greek Quinoa Salad

This is one of my favorite salads to make as a side dish or even a main meal. Its filling because of the quinoa and you also get a rainbow of different vegetables. It’s one of the simplest salads that I love to eat all year round, but it definitely makes me feel all summery. This is also a great salad that you can make ahead or make a big batch of and have it for a few days.

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Ingredients:

1 cup dry quinoa, cooked (ends up roughly 3 cups cooked)

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

1 cucumber, diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into half

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 cup kalamata olives, cut into half

cilantro for garnish

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 large garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp red chili flakes

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 black pepper

optional: feta cheese for topping

Directions:

Mix the lemon, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garic, red chili flakes, sea salt, and black pepper together until thoroughly combined. Combine the quinoa with all of the chopped vegetables. Drizzle the dressing mixture over the top of the quinoa and vegetables and stir until thoroughly combined and coated. Garnish with cilantro and feta cheese if you choose. Enjoy xo

With love,

Ashley