Welcome to the grand finale of our Meatless Mondays series, where we present to you a show-stopping recipe that combines the best of Mediterranean flavors: the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. This is no ordinary salad – it’s a celebration of vibrant colors, robust flavors, and wholesome ingredients that will leave you craving for more. With nutrient-rich quinoa, an array of crisp vegetables, briny olives, and creamy feta cheese, all tossed in a zesty lemon-herb dressing, this salad is a true culinary masterpiece. Get ready to savor the last, but certainly not the least, recipe of our Meatless Mondays series and indulge in the Mediterranean goodness.
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber and red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, and mint.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Whisk together until well blended to create a flavorful dressing.
- Drizzle the dressing over the quinoa mixture and gently toss.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
- Let the salad rest for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and enhance.
- Serve the Mediterranean quinoa salad as a refreshing and nutritious main dish or as a side salad. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures of this delightful meatless Mediterranean creation!
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- ½ red onion
- ½ cup Kalamata olives
- ½ cup feta cheese (vegan feta for a plant-based option)
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- ¼ cup fresh mint
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
We’ve reached the end of our Meatless Mondays series, and we’re going out with a bang with the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. It is the perfect grand finale, showcasing the vibrant flavors, wholesome ingredients, and cultural richness that make the Mediterranean cuisine so beloved. As you take the final bite of this incredible salad, remember the joy and nourishment that Meatless Mondays can bring to your table. Cheers to many more delicious Meatless Mondays in the future!