Feta & Oregano Quinoa Salad

30 mins (prep 20, cooking 10)
18 ingredients
8 servings
I came across this recipe in a book called Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood, and it was a hit at a family BBQ, using the original cheese; Bocconcini. Bummed out that I didn't take the leftovers home for lunches, I made it again, this time using Herb & Garlic crumbled feta that I had in the fridge - holy bananas, feta took this salad to rock star status! I have two parrots, Merlin and Arwen (featured in some of my pics), and I had to put out two treat dishes for them, as neither would let the other near it! Try it with any good, tasty, cheese, and you'll love it - and if you don't do cheese, marinated tofu would be stellar as well. Use your imagination! One thing I can say is that when I made the salad with Bocconcini, maybe it was because I didn't marinate it, I served it immediately, but somehow, that very mild cheese just didn't do the dish justice. I sure hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

Categories:  salad , side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , peppers , seasonal , tomato , free-of... , spring , time-to-make , holiday , <-30-mins , easy , grains , gluten-free , summer , vegetarian , vegetable , from-scratch ,
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Serving Size (197.65 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 164.26 Calories from Fat 77.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.61g 106.0%
Saturated Fat 1.87g 74.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.59mg 1.58%
Sodium 307.3mg 102.43%
Total Carbohydrate 16.68g 44.48%
Dietary Fiber 2.03 g 65.1%
Sugars 10.6 g %
Protein 5.67g 90.67%
Vitamin A 1670.94IU% Vitamin C 53.15mg%
Calcium 197.43mg% Iron 0.91mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9β€’Carbohydrate 4β€’Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coarse grain mustard, dried oregano, fresh garlic, green pea, yellow bell pepper