This mediterranean quinoa salad is very easy to make. All you need is to add cherry tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil and vinaigrette to the cooked quinoa.
Today, I am sharing my Mediterranean quinoa salad. This recipe is full of juicy cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh basil and of course, cheese. My husband always says that everything tastes better with cheese. So, I had to include bocconcini cheese for him and it turned out great. I like to use bocconcini cheese in my salads because they have a spongy texture. So, it absorbs easily the flavors from any salad dressing.
As always, a quinoa salad can be packed with full of flavors and is very versatile. You can serve alongside pretty much any main dish. I particularly love quinoa salad with white fish or salmon.
Besides that, this salad is very easy to put together and does not take much time. All you need is to add cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and fresh basil to the cooked quinoa. Then, pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss very well. It’s as simple as that! Oh! I almost forget to mention that I made the salad in the afternoon, and kept it in the fridge until dinnertime. I think Mediterranean Quinoa Salad tastes better this way because the dressing has more time to be absorbed by the ingredients.
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- In a bowl, place the cooked quinoa, add the remaining ingredients and pour the homemade vinaigrette over the salad.
- Lightly toss everything together.
- Adjust the seasoning if you think it is necessary. Now, it is ready to serve.
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 218, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 91mg, Potassium: 251mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 16%, Vitamin C: 9%, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 11%
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