Quinoa Greek Salad
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5 from 1 vote

Greek Salad with Quinoa and Cannellini Beans

Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired salad full of delicious ingredients!
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Easyhealth Living

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans
  • 1 large tomato , diced (approx. 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate vinegar , or your favorite vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil , divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cucumber , peeled, cored and diced (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup black olives , sliced
  • 2 green onions , diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 to 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce , optional
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese , crumbled, optional
  • pepperoncini

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside until cool.
  • Meanwhile, toss cannellini beans, tomato and parsley with vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil and ground pepper. Set aside 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to develop; stir occasionally.
  • Add quinoa, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, cucumber, olives, green onion, lemon juice and oregano to bean mixture. Toss lightly.
  • To serve, garnish with feta and pepperoncini, as desired. May be served over romaine lettuce if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1875IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2.8mg