Cold Quinoa Salad


  • Salad:
    • 1 english cucumber – chopped
    • 1 can drained garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
    • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
    • 2 cups chilled cooked Quinoa
    • 1/4 cup chopped basil or mint
    • 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • Dressing:
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 lemon – squeezed
    • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
    • pinch of kosher salt
    • pinch of black pepper


  1. Make the quinoa according to the package instructions. Chill in the refrigerator. Note -this is a cold salad, I actually chilled mine over night and then added the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, italian seasoning, salt and pepper into a mason jar and shake well. Set aside until ready to serve.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups of quinoa along with the cucumber, onion, tomatoes, chickpeas, pistachios, basil/mint, and feta. Drizzle dressing on top and serve.

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