Healthy Greek Quinoa Salad with Simple Lemon Dressing

Learn the trick to making quinoa flavorful and addictive with this Greek quinoa salad recipe. Six basic ingredients, ready in 25 minutes, healthy and delicious.

Have you ever grown tired of making the same quinoa dish over and over? If so, this easy Greek quinoa salad may be just what you need to shake things up.

While this salad is made with only six basic ingredients, don’t be fooled by its simplicity. It’s still packed with plenty of flavor, thanks to one of our little secrets for keeping quinoa salad exciting. Are you ready to find out? You know it—bone broth.

Yes, for this Greek-inspired salad, we’ve cooked the quinoa in chicken bone broth in place of water. This helps to give it a subtle savory flavor, which pairs perfectly with all vegetables, leafy greens, proteins, and dressings.

Learn the trick to making quinoa flavorful and addictive with this Greek quinoa salad recipe. Six basic ingredients, ready in 25 minutes, healthy and delicious.

For this Greek quinoa salad, we’ve gone ultra -simple, adding a lemon and olive oil dressing, fresh spring mix, and cherry tomatoes to the cooked quinoa. Sometimes we wonder how the best things can be so simple.

As with most simple quinoa salad recipes, there’s always room for modifications (especially when it’s time to clean out your produce drawer). Here are some suggestions we’d recommend.

  • For extra protein: serve with chickpeas, lentils, cooked tofu, or grilled lemon chicken, 
  • Healthy fats: toss in half of an avocado, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, black olives. 
  • More vegetables: add artichokes, grilled or steamed asparagus, or cucumber. 
  • A creamy dressing instead of a vinaigrette: try a Dijon Mustard-based dressing with fresh basil, cilantro, and green onions.

Healthy Greek Quinoa Salad with Simple Lemon Dressing

Learn the trick to making quinoa flavorful and addictive with this Greek quinoa salad recipe. Six basic ingredients, ready in 25 minutes, healthy and delicious.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword dressing, greek quinoa salad, healthy, quinoa dish, quinoa salad, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sharon Chen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 3 1/2 cups Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 5-ounce package spring mix
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa under cold running water.

  2. Transfer cleaned quinoa to a large saucepan, add bone broth, and bring to a boil. Switch heat to low and let it simmer for 15-25 minutes, until the quinoa is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed.

  3. Once the quinoa is cooked, remove from heat and let cool completely.

  4. In a large bowl or in the same saucepan, add spring mix, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. Enjoy!

Learn the trick to making quinoa flavorful and addictive with this Greek quinoa salad recipe. Six basic ingredients, ready in 25 minutes, healthy and delicious.

About the Author

Sharon Chen is the founder and creator behind StreetSmart Kitchen, a recipe website that helps busy professionals to prepare healthy meals in less time they ever thought possible. Download her Top 18 One-Dish Meals Cookbook for free here: http://bit.ly/SSK-Free-Cookbook

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