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This greek quinoa salad is the perfect refreshing and light lunch time salad. The greek quinoa salad with feta is topped with nutritious hemp seeds and served with a homemade creamy balsamic dressing drizzled over top. This greek quinoa bowl is great for meal prepping ahead of time for healthy lunch ideas.
Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
2 lebanese cucumbers diced
2 red peppers
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup kalmata olives
3/4 cup feta cheese
1 tsp oregano
sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
How to cook quinoa
*Place quinoa in a small pot with the water and bring to a boil then turn to low heat to cook for 15 mins then set aside to cool
How to make greek quinoa salad with feta
*In a large bowl chop all the vegetables and sliced olives then mix with the hemp seeds, feta and oregano
*Once the quinoa has cooled complete combine all the ingredients for the greek quinoa salad with the quinoa, then drizzle the homemade creamy balsamic dressing over top when you are ready to eat the greek salad.
I love this greek quinoa salad with feta without the dressing, so if you are time poor and looking for a simple greek quinoa salad just skip the dressing, but the extra effort to make the homemade creamy balsamic dressing is worth it for a delicious creamy greek salad.
Homemade Creamy Balsamic Dressing
.4 tbsp cold pressed olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
4 tbsp full fat greek yogurt
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 clove garlic
sea salt and cracked pepper to taste
*To make the homemade creamy balsamic dressing simply place all the ingredients in a large mason jar and blend with an immersion blender. If you do not have an immersion blender you could use a regular blender as well.
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