Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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Mix up your boring pasta salad and use quinoa instead for a fresh Mediterranean taste you won't soon forget!

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icon20 minutes
Salads
Sides
Gluten Free
Low FODMAP
Diverticulosis
Ingredients
5 servings
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  • Dry quinoa
    1 1/2 cup
  • Kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Balsamic vinegar
    1 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves , pressed (omit for Low FODMAP)
    2 clove
  • Dry basil,minced
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried thyme, crushed
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt
    1 pinch
  • Pepper
    1 pinch
  • Arugula
    3 cup
  • Garbanzo beans
    1 (15oz) can
  • Roasted red bell pepper, drained and chopped
    1/3 cup
  • Pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
    1/3 cup
  • Crumbled feta cheese
    1/3 cup
  • Basil, thinly sliced
    1/4 cup
Directions
  • 1
    Cook the quinoa according to package directions with ½ teaspoon salt added to the water. Cool completely.
  • 2
    Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pressed garlic, basil and thyme. Whisk until well combined. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.
  • 3
    In a large serving bowl, add the quinoa, arugula, garbanzo beans, red bell pepper, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
  • 4
    Drizzle with the dressing and garnish with basil. Season to taste & serve at room temperature