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Quinoa Party Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, party food, quinoa, quinoa salad, salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 296 kcal
Author Jenny

Ingredients

Homemade Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Quinoa Salad

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted pistachios
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet mild red peppers
  • 2 cups quartered English Cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 4 cups loosely packed Arugula leaves

Instructions

  1. To prepare vinaigrette, place olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  2. To prepare quinoa salad, place cooked, cooled quinoa into a large mixing bowl. Add half of dressing, stirring to combine.  Add green onion, olives, pistachios, peppers, cucumbers, Feta Cheese and Parmesan Cheese. Gently toss to combine. Slowly pour in remaining dressing, stirring to combine. Take a spoon to taste, add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed. Store in an airtight container, chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  3. To serve, place a bed of arugula onto a large serving tray. Top with quinoa salad. Serve chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Party Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 474mg14%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 15.3mg19%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.