Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

I love fresh salads in the summer, and this salad made with fresh veggies and quinoa is healthy and quick!

Ingredients needed:

~ quinoa (I love organic tri-color quinoa)
~ English cucumber
~ Grape or cherry tomatoes (pint)
~ Feta cheese
~ Capers
~ Olive oil and salt


~ White or rice wine vinegar
~ Shallots

Start by preparing your quinoa.  I find that cooking 1 dry cup is more than enough for 2 people.  I rinse the quinoa and then stir fry it in my pan with oil before cooking according to the package instructions.

You can prepare your quinoa in advance to allow time to cool, or serve it a little warm.  I use all kinds of quinoa – red, white, tricolor – they all work.

Red Quinoa

I prepare my fresh ingredients while the quinoa cooks.

Chop 1/2 English cucumber and halve the pint of grape tomatoes.

Chopped Cucumbers

Then I mix the ingredients together with a generous drizzle of olive oil and salt.

Quinoa Salad