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12 September, 2013

Greek Style Quinoa Salad

Comments : 4 Posted in : Food, Health, Recipes on by : Reema Tags: , , , ,

I recently blogged about ‘The Beauty Detox Solution’, a book by nutritionist Kimberly Snyderthat has motivated me to make some serious changes to my lifestyle.

I have much reduced my intake of animal protein and made a dedicated effort to add more raw fruits and vegetables to my diet. A salad a day is my motto these days and so far, so good.

Today’s lunch was a simple Greek salad of tomato, cucumber, olives and feta cheese,  lifted up to superfood status with miracle grain, quinoa.




Quinoa is packed full of protein, iron, fibre and what not?

Quinoa tastes quite delicious too and the best part is knowing that I am rewarding my body with something that is both wholesome and enjoyable – what a great feeling!

Try this salad sometime – I am sure you will agree.

Greek Style Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Tomato, Olives and Feta



1 cup quinoa

1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced

15 cherry tomatoes, halved

10 Greek black olives, pitted and chopped

1 spring onion, chopped

Crumbled feta cheese, as much (or as little!)as you need

Juice of 1 lemon

Olive oil for dressing

Salt and pepper


1. Boil 2 cups of water with a little salt.

2. Rinse quinoa thoroughly and add to boiling water. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until the water is absorbed and quinoa is done.

3. Once quinoa cools down, place it in a big bowl and mix in the cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion and olives.

4. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon and drizzle olive oil on top and mix well.

5. Add some crumbled feta cheese and season with salt and pepper.

6. Enjoy – guilt-free!

You can eat a big bowl of  the quinoa salad as a meal or have a smaller portion as a side dish.

The salad keeps in the fridge for a couple of days so you can have yourself a yummy superfood fix as and when you need it.




4 thoughts on : Greek Style Quinoa Salad

  • veena Kalra
    September 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    This is interesting! I have to explore if we get quinoa in India.

    • Reema
      September 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Yes, you should definitely be able to get it. Check in Spencer’s, Nature’s Basket or Modern Bazaar in Vasant Vihar.

    • Reema
      September 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks Stephanie. It is quite lovely!

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