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a bowl with quinoa salad on top of a marble table, two serving spoons and a kitchen towel

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Rita
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as a side 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is healthy, delicious, and super fresh! Enjoy it as a meal on its own or serve it as a side dish.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water (240 ml)
  • 1/2 cucumber (100 g)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (150 g)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives (60 g)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  1. First, cook the quinoa with water or according to package instructions. When cooked, transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool down.
  2. Then, chop all the veggies.
  3. Add the quinoa with the vegetables and feta into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Season with salt, black pepper, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Prepare the quinoa in advance: If you prepare the quinoa in advance, you can keep it in the fridge until it is completely cool before adding the other ingredients.

Storage tips: This salad will keep in the fridge with ingredients stored in different airtight containers for up to 2 days.

If you're meal prepping: If you want to meal prep this salad, store all the ingredients in different containers to ensure it doesn't become soggy.

Keywords: mediterranean quinoa salad, quinoa salad