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Quinoa Greek Salad

Serves: 4, 1-½ cups per serving 
Prep time: 15 minutes 
Cook time: 20 minutes

5 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce 
½ cup quinoa, cooked according to package directions, cooled 
1 small cucumber, cut into ½-inch chunks 
1 tomato, cut into ½-inch chunks 
½ cup (½-inch chunks) red onion 
¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained

Greek Dressing 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
¼ teaspoon dried oregano leaves 
¼ teaspoon garlic powder 
¼ teaspoon black pepper 
¼ cup reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles 

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, cooked quinoa, cucumber, tomato, onion, and olives.

In a small bowl, whisk Greek dressing ingredients. Pour over salad, toss until evenly coated, and sprinkle with feta cheese.

Did You Know? 
Although it looks like a grain, quinoa is actually a seed. And since it contains all nine essential amino acids, it’s considered a complete protein, which is great news for anyone who is a vegetarian.

Choices/Exchanges 
1 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 2 Fat

Nutrition Information 
Calories 210 
Calories from Fat 110 
Total Fat 12.0 g 
Saturated Fat 2.0 g 
Trans Fat 0.0 g 
Cholesterol 12 mg 
Sodium 250 mg 
Potassium 460 mg 
Total Carbohydrate 23 g 
Dietary Fiber 4 g 
Sugars 5 g 
Protein 6 g 
Phosphorus 180 mg

About the Book: 
Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s Guilt-Free Comfort Favorites (American Diabetes Association, September 2018, ISBN: 978-1-580-40690-1, $22.95) is available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers.

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