Zesty Greek Quinoa Salad
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Zesty Greek Quinoa Salad

Submitted by: Lori

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 7

Zesty is the perfect way to describe this. Wonderful served with grilled fish/meat of any kind.


  • black pepper to taste
  • 7 oz. white quinoa
  • 14 c. water
  • 2 1/2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 lrg. tomato
  • 1 sml. zucchini
  • 1/4 c. fresh basil
  • 1/4 c. red onion
  • 1/3 c. feta cheese
  • 1 3/4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil


Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer for several minutes under cold water to remove bitter outer coating. Combine quinoa, water, and black pepper in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine diced tomato, diced zucchini, diced red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, and chopped basil in a mixing bowl. When quinoa is done, add it to the mixing bowl. Let mixture chill for awhile before adding crumbled feta. Overall, this is best served after chilling 4 hours or longer.