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Gluten-Free Zesty Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Prep Time:

1 hour

Cook Time:


8 Servings



About the Recipe

This creation offers a refreshing twist on traditional holiday fare, bringing together the lively flavors and colors of the Mediterranean for a celebration of taste and health.

The salad features a hearty base of quinoa, mingled with an array of fresh, good-for-you ingredients. Imagine juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and the zing of red onions dancing in harmony with the bold flavors of Kalamata olives and aromatic fresh parsley. These components come together to form a colorful and nutrient-rich dish that's both gluten-free and brimming with Mediterranean goodness.

The finishing touch is a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a splash of zesty lemon juice, making every forkful a delightful burst of flavor.


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese, crumbled (skip the dairy free)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives and parsley

  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice to create the dressing

  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste

  5. Sprinkle with Feta cheese (if desired) and serve

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