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“The colors of a fresh garden salad are so extraordinary, no painter’s pallet can duplicate nature’s artistry.” — Dr. SunWolf

When people think of salad, they imagine a soggy lettuce which gets even more soaked by the overuse of salad dressing. I was one of them until I started to incorporate different types of salads in my meals. In fact, salad can be an easy dish where you can use your creativity and can’t wrong with the results. I love to add a variety of vegetables in vibrant colors which gives a beautiful mosaic of colors on my plate.

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Greek salad as such is very tasty and also easy to make. I enhanced its taste even more by adding quinoa to it. This salad stores well in refrigerator for days and is best when served cold. The best part of this salad is the contrasting texture of crunchy vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers with creamy avocado. A simple yet flavorful dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper completes the salad without much fanfare. I’m not going to the details or the awe factor about quinoa, when a simple google search is going to deliver pages of detailing the benefits of quinoa. But I guarantee this salad is very delicious and you’ll most likely be making them often. Enjoy!!!

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Greek Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • Quinoa -- 1/3 cup (cooked)
  • Persian Cucumbers --1 medium
  • Red Bell Pepper -- 1/4 cup (cut in to small cubes)
  • Sliced Black Olives -- 1 small can (washed, rinsed) about 1/2 cup
  • Red Onion -- 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Avocado -- 1 (peeled and chopped into cubes)
  • Olive Oil -- 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon --1
  • Salt -- to taste
  • Pepper -- to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine cucumbers, red bell pepper, olives, onion, and quinoa in a large bowl. In a small bowl mix lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Adjust the quantity to taste.
  2. Add the dressing to the bowl and mix well. Now add avocado and mix gently. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled. Enjoy!!!
http://sizzlingveggies.com/healthy-recipes/greek-quinoa-salad/

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  9 Responses to “Greek Quinoa Salad”

  1. Very colourful and pretty attractive salad, love to finish that fabulous plate.

  2. Love this Greek twist on quinoa salad. Looks yummy!!

  3. Love the colorful quinoa salad and your creativity in using the veggies.

  4. Very colorful and healthy looking salad.

  5. Lovely salad. Love the addition of avocado in there!

  6. Colourful and healthy salad.

  7. another fabulous quinoa salad from you – colorful and inviting

  8. The salad is indeed colorful and inviting.

  9. . Just Great Post! I’m also running a food blog in Punjab and love to see famous food blogs on Internet. Thanks for sharing this article.

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