Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad
Quinoa Greek Salad
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

One of my most popular recipes! Quinoa Greek Salad is a great side dish, lunch and excellent to bring to potlucks!


Ingredients

Salad Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Quinoa
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 pt Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
Balsamic Dressing Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

For the quinoa and veggies
  1. Rinse the 1 1/2 cups quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. In a medium saucepan, heat 3 cups of water over high heat. Add the rinsed quinoa. Bring quinoa and water to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. The quinoa is done cooking when all the water is absorbed and it is light and fluffy.
  2. Prep and slice veggies.
     
  3. Peel cucumber and slice off the ends. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon scoop out the seeds. Next, slice each half lengthwise into 1/2 inch long sections. Then stack your long sections together to dice into 1/2 inch dice. Place diced cucumber into a large bowl.
  4. Rinse your cherry tomatoes. Slice each tomato lengthwise (its prettier!). Place into bowl with cucumber.
  5. Slice kalamata olives in half. Place into bowl with cucumber and tomato.
 
For the balsamic dressing
  1. Into a small mixing bowl or mason jar add all dressing ingredients. Whisk until the dressing is fully emulsified. Taste the dressing and adjust seasonings per your preference
Putting the salad together
  1. Once the quinoa has finished cooking add 3/4 of the dressing to the hot quinoa and stir to mix well. This will allow the quinoa to really absorb the dressing.
    Place the quinoa into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Once the quinoa has cooled, place it into a large bowl. Add the cucumber, cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives. Next add the feta and mix together, taking care not to smash your tomatoes. Add the remaining 1/4 of the dressing and mix together. Place the salad back into the refrigerator for 1 more hour. Serve chilled, enjoy!
 
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Salad, Mediterranean, Lunch, Sides

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 392mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: Quinoa Salad, Greek Salad

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Buffalo Salmon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Salmon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Salmon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad
Buffalo Salmon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Buffalo Salmon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Salmon Quinoa & Chickpea Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A few pantry staples bring this high protein, healthy and spicy grain salad together!


Ingredients

Salad
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 Can Salmon, drained
  • 1 Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

 


Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions.
  2. While the quinoa cooks, combine the dressing ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. Dice the celery and bell pepper and place into a large bowl. Add the chickpeas, salmon and cooked quinoa. Pour the dressing over top and mix together.
  4. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with extra hot sauce, depending on how spicy you like your food!

 

Notes

Tip: If you want to amp up the “buffalo” flavor, add 1/4 cup of feta or blue cheese.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Salad, Sides, Lunch, Dinner, Mediterranean
  • Method: Stovetop

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 582mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

Keywords: Quinoa Salad, Buffalo Salad, Chickpeas

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Simple Greek Salad

Simple Greek Salad

Simple Greek Salad
Simple Greek Salad
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Simple Greek Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Simple Greek Salad is a great dinner side dish or lunch, its quick to prepare and full of flavor.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 oz Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and sliced
  • 8 oz Cherry Tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives
  • 3 oz Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Prepare your veggies by slicing the cherry tomatoes and peeling, removing seeds and slicing the cucumber
  2. Place the spinach into a large bowl. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
     
  3. Drizzle the balsamic dressing over top. Using two large spoons mix the salad together. Enjoy!
 
  • Prep Time: 7
  • Category: Salad, Mediterranean, Sides, Lunch
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 596mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

Keywords: Greek Salad, Simple Salad, Easy Greek Salad Recipe

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Mediterranean White Bean, Tuna & Sundried Tomato Salad

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Mediterranean White Bean, Tuna & Sundried Tomato Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

SIMPLE, Mediterranean salad in just 5 minutes. No copping required! This Mediterranean Tuna, White Bean & Sundried Tomato Salad is loaded with protein and fiber, a filling lunch for your workday!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 15 oz Cannellini Beans
  • 2 tbsp Sundried Tomatos (julienned)
  • 6 oz Tuna (packed in water)
  • 1 cup Raw Baby Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Crumbled Feta
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oli
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Rain and rinse the beans then place into a medium size bowl.
  2. Next, add the spinach. Using your hands gather about 1 cup of spinach and tear it into smaller pieces before adding to the bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together with a spoon.
  4. Taste the salad and adjust seasonings to your preference. Enjoy!

 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Salad, Lunch, Mediterranean, Sides, Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 312
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 580mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg

Keywords: Salad, No Cook Salad, Mediterranean Salad

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad with Spicy Avocado Lime Dressing

Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad with Spicy Avocado Lime Dressing
Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad with Spicy Avocado Lime Dressing

Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad with Spicy Avocado Lime Dressing


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings

Description

A simple summer salad with fresh flavors and a spicy avocado lime dressing.


Ingredients

Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad
  • 2 Ears Fresh Corn
  • 1 pt Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/4 cup Scallions
  • 1 Can Low-Sodium Black Beans (15oz), drained and rinsed)
Spicy Avocado Lime Dressing
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/4 cup Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Jarred Jalapeño (add up to 1/4 cup for extra spice!)

 


Instructions

Make the Dressing:
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor (or blender). Blend until smooth. You may need to add additional water to get the dressing to the consistency you like. Taste the dressing and add additional jalapenos if you like some heat! Using a spatula, scoop the dressing into a mason jar or a container with a lid. Set aside.
Make the Salad:
  1. Prep your veggies. Start with the corn, shuck and rinse each corn cob. Stand the corn cob up on a cutting board and using a knife slice down against the cob, cutting the kernels off. Rotate the cob to cut off the next section of kernels, repeat for both ears of corn then place the corn into a large bowl.
  2. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and place into the bowl with the corn. Peel the cucumber, slice in half lengthwise and using a spoon, remove the seeds. Then half lengthwise into thirds, line up your thirds and cut horizontally making 1/2 inch cuts. Place cucumber into bowl with corn and tomato. Trim the ends off the scallions and then mince and add to your other veggies.
  3. Add the black beans to the corn, tomatoes and cucumber. Mix together with a large spoon. Add 1/4 of the dressing to the salad and mix together. Taste and add additional dressing to your preference. Enjoy!

 

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Salad, Appetizer, Lunch, Mediterranean, Sides, Snack
  • Method: No Cook

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Black Bean Salad, Summer Salad, Avocado Dressing

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Mediterranean Panzanella Salad

Mediterranean Panzanella Salad
Mediterranean Panzanella Salad
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Mediterranean Panzanella Salad

Mediterranean Panzanella Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

Description

Fresh veggies, sourdough croutons, feta and vinaigrette, savory, sweet, and crunchy Mediterranean Panzanella Salad.


Ingredients

Scale

Salad

  • 1 pinch Pint Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Large Cucumber, peeled, seeded & diced into 1- inch pieces
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, seeded and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper, seeded and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup Basil, juilenned
  • 1/4 cup Feta Cheese
  • 4 Slices Sourdough Bread, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

Make the Vinaigrette
  1. Combine all ingredients into a mason jar or small bowl. With the lid on, shake the mason jar to mix together, or whisk together in the bowl. Set aside.
 
Make the Salad
  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Add the bread cubes to the pan and cook until golden brown, tossing occasionally. Remove from heat and all to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add the tomatoes, bell peppers, basil, feta, cucumber and olives. Next add the bread cubes to the veggies.
  3. Mix the vinaigrette one more time then pour half of the dressing over the salad. Stir the salad together with a large spoon.
  4. Taste the salad and add more of the vinaigrette if needed. Enjoy!

Notes

*Make this salad your own, add your favorite veggies, cheese and enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Salad, Sides, Lunch, Dinner, Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 302
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 436mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Fall Flavors Farro Grain Salad

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Fall Farro Grain Salad

Fall Flavors Farro Grain Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This hearty grain salad is full of fall flavors and packed with nutrients.


Ingredients

Units Scale

Salad:

  • 1 cup Farro
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Raw Pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 Granny Smith Apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup Raw Baby Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Goat Cheese or Feta (Optional)

Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the farro according to the package directions.
  2. While the farro cooks, prep the rest of the salad
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients, set aside.
  4. Once the farro is finished cooking, drain off any excess liquid and place farro into a large bowl.
  5. Pour the vinaigrette over top the farro and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  6. Add the dice apple, dried cranberries, pecans, spinach and cheese (if using) to the farro. Stir with spatula to combine.
  7. Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Lunch, Salad

Nutrition

  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 6
  • Sodium: 10
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 32
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Farro, Salad, Grain Salad,

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Fall Friendsgiving Salad with Spinach, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate

Fall Friendsgiving Salad with Spinach, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate

Spinach Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Spinach Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Spinach Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad

Fall Friendsgiving Salad with Spinach, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This salad hits all the notes, sweet and savory, tart and crunchy and is the perfect fall side dish!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Salad:

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Pecans, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Arils
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan Shavings
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Dressing:
 
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by roasting your sweet potato. Preheat oven to 400° F, get a large sheet tray out and set aside. Peel and dice the sweet potato into 1-inch dice.
  2. Place the diced sweet potato onto your sheet tray and top with 1 tbsp olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Place into the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes until just starting to brown and crisp, stirring halfway. Allow the sweet potato to cool for at least 10 minutes before adding to the salad. (If it is hot it will wilt the spinach!)
     
  3. While the sweet potato roasts, prepare the rest of the salad. Place the baby spinach into a large bowl. Add the pomegranate arils and pecans and using two spoons, toss together.
  4. Next, mix up the dressing. Add all the ingredients into a mason jar, pop a lid on and give it a shake. Or, add the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  5. After the sweet potato has cooled, add to the salad mixture.
  6. Next, pour over 3/4 of the dressing and toss the salad together. Taste for seasoning and add more dressing if you’d like.
  7. Lastly, using a peeler, shave thin pieces of Parmesan cheese to top the salad. Enjoy!
 
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dinner, Salad, Gluten-Free, Holiday, Mediterranean, Sides, Vegetarian
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 304
  • Fat: 14
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 1

Keywords: Salad, Pomegranate, Sweet Potato, Holiday Sides

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Farmer’s Market Panzanella Salad

Farmer’s Market Panzanella Salad

Farmer's Market Panzanella
Farmer’s Market Panzanella
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Farmer's Market Panzanella

Farmer’s Market Panzanella Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

Description

Fresh, flavorful and full of nutrients this salad is always a crowd-pleaser. Add your favorite vegetables to make it your own!


Ingredients

Scale

Salad

  • 1 pt Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Yellow or Orange Bell Pepper, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Large Cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Red Onion, sliced thinly
  • 10 Basil Leaves, torn
  • 1 Ear of Corn, kernels removed
  • 1/2 Loaf of Sourdough Bread
Vinaigrette
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Honey

Instructions

Prepare the Vinaigrette
  1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients into a mason jar or medium mixing bowl and whisk all the ingredients together. Set aside.
     
Salad Directions
  1. Slice bread into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Heat large sauté pan over medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Add bread cubes to pan and cook until golden brown, tossing occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl add the tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, basil, and corn. Add the bread cubes to the mixture.
  4. Stir in half of the vinaigrette and mix together. Taste the salad and add more vinaigrette as needed. Enjoy!
 

Notes

*Make this salad your own! Use your favorite vegetables, add feta, fresh mozzarella, whatever you like!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Mediterranean, Dinner, Salad, Appetizer, Side, Black Forest Farmer’s Market

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Panzanella Salad, Tomato Salad, Black Forest Farmer’s Market

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes