Our family is on a quinoa eating kick lately, and I’m taking advantage of it my cooking as many Weight Watchers quinoa recipes as I can! Today’s recipe is just a simple Greek salad with quinoa as the base, instead of lettuce. This makes an amazing side dish to accompany any fish or chicken meal. But you can also make this as a main course salad simply by adding some grilled chicken or fish right on top of it. I just adore the texture and nutty flavor that the quinoa adds to it. And it’s so much more filling than a standard salad! This Greek quinoa salad is so incredibly flavorful, and I’ll often serve it on top of a bed of butter lettuce and top it with some grilled chicken and veggies for a very satisfying meal! It makes a great dish to take to potlucks and barbecues too, so if you are looking for some ideas of dishes to take along and share, this is it. Enjoy!
Greek Quinoa Salad
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| All the traditional flavors of a Greek salad, but in a more satisfying form with the healthy benefits of quinoa. It’s a simple salad that’s hearty and delicious. |
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| 6 servings|| 15 minutes|| 15 minutes|| 20 minutes|
- 1 cup quinoa uncooked
- 2 Persian cucumbers diced
- 1/2 of a small red onion diced
- 1/2 cup parsley finely chopped
- 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives halved
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes quartered
- 1/3 cup fat free feta cheese crumbled
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cook quinoa according to package directions, set aside to cool.
Once quinoa is cooled to room temp, add in remaining ingredients, and toss well to combine.
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 3/4 cup
Each serving = 4 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 143 calories; 4.5g fat; 0.5g saturated fat; 19g carbohydrates; 2.5g fiber; 0g sugar; 7g protein