Easy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

With a handful of simple, nutritious ingredients, you can mix up this fresh salad to have on hand for lunches or weeknight dinners.

– Quinoa – Chickpeas – Cucumber – Shredded carrots – Crumbled feta cheese – Roasted sunflower seeds – Lemon vinaigrette

Ingredients

Prepare quinoa according to the package directions. (It’s usually a 2:1 water to quinoa ratio.) Let cool slightly or fully. You can do this step up to a day ahead.

1

Mix together the prepared quinoa, drained chickpeas, cucumber, carrot, feta, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.

2

To make the dressing, stir together the lemon zest and juice, olive oil, Dijon, oregano (if using), salt, and pepper. Toss into the salad and mix thoroughly.

3

Season to taste with salt to ensure that it’s the right level for your own particular taste buds. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

4

Add strawberries, blueberries or sliced apples or pears to this salad if serving to kids if you think they might need more enticement to try it.