Quinoa spinach feta and tomato salad

Quinoa tomato feta salad

Quinoa spinach feta and tomato salad

Quinoa salads are a personal favorite of mine. I have always enjoyed a good salad, but quinoa salads are something else. They are just so versatile and filling, and knowing that it’s got lots of good iron and protein makes me feel super healthy. This time I decided to throw in some other favorites of mine, and this quinoa spinach feta and tomato salad hit the SPOT.

I love Mediterranean flavors, and anything with spinach, feta and tomatoes catches my interest. I swear, I’m the most boring person when going to an Italian restaurant. Pizza margarita or a traditional pasta every time. But it’s just so tasty! Anyway, not only is this quinoa, spinach, feta and tomato salad filled with incredible flavor, it’s incredibly healthy and so, so filling. The best thing is that it keeps really well in the fridge for a few days too, so I made a big batch and will be enjoying this salad for lunch throughout the week.

How do you cook quinoa?

The trick to making excellent quinoa is rinsing it first. If you ever found quinoa to be a bit bitter or weird tasting, you didn’t rinse it enough. Use a fine mesh sieve and rinse for several seconds, soaking every grain thoroughly. Then add water and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Quinoa is done cooking when the grains start getting translucent and soft. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. If you find quinoa to be bland, try adding some spices, a bay leaf or a bullion cube during cooking.

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Quinoa spinach feta tomato salad

Delicious and healthy quinoa salad with spinach, feta cheese and tomatoes. This recipe provides two servings, so share it with a loved one, or save half for tomorrow!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Salad
Keyword: feta cheese, quinoa, spinach, tomato
Servings: 2
Calories: 366kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g quinoa
  • 200 ml water
  • spinach
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 100 g feta

Optional

  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Rinse 100 g quinoa thoroughly in a fine mesh sieve, then add to a pot along with about 200 ml water. Cook following package instruction, typically for 15-20 minutes until softened.
  • Add spinach to a bowl. Top with cooked quinoa, diced tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese.
  • Optionally, add flaked almonds and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.

Notes

This recipe does not include a salad dressing, as the tomato and feta cheese gives it enough moisture for my preference. Optionally, you could serve with a vinaigrette, lemon juice, or your favorite dressing. 

Make it vegan

For a dairy free and vegan option, remove the feta cheese. Feel free to add any other ingredients of your liking!
 
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