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Quinoa, Vegetables and Feta Cheese Salad

A meatless side or main dish that’s full of flavor.

Quinoa and Feta Salad

This delightful quinoa salad is quick to make and tastes wonderful as a side dish, snack or even a light meatless meal.

It includes shelled edamame that can be found in the freezer section at the grocery store.

Shelled edamame is a great way to add color and texture in dishes such as salads or pasta.

The flavors and textures in this meatless salad taste so good together.

I especially like the tangy flavor of feta cheese with each bite.

And it lasts nicely in the refrigerator if made ahead of time.

Here are more salad recipes you may like “Simple Coleslaw“, “Tomato and Onion Salad with Blue Cheese” and “Baked Salmon and Avocado Salad“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Quinoa Side Dish Ingredients

Broth (chicken, vegetable, beef) or water, Italian dressing, corn (canned, frozen, or fresh), crumbled feta cheese, uncooked quinoa, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro, salt and…

Edamame in Bowl

…shelled edamame

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Quinoa:

Quinoa in Strainer

Rinse the quinoa in a wire mesh strainer.

Pour Water into Pan

To a medium size sauce pan, add broth…

Quinoa in Pan

…and the rinsed quinoa.

Heat the pan on medium heat and stir.

Boiling Quinoa in Pan

Bring to a boil and stir.

Lid on Pan

Decrease the heat to low.

Cover the pan with a lid and…

Quinoa in Pan

…simmer until the quinoa absorbs the liquid (about 15 minutes).

Then remove from the heat and set aside to cool while preparing the remaining ingredients.

For the Salad:

Vegetables and Edamame

Chop the red bell pepper, red onions, and cilantro.

Chopped Red Bell Pepper

In a medium size bowl, add the chopped red bell pepper…

Chopped Red Onion in Bowl

Chopped Red Onion in Bowl

…chopped red onion…

Add Corn in Bowl

…and corn.

Quinoa on Spoon

Next,

Bowl of Quinoa

add the quinoa.

Salad Dressing in Quinoa

Then add Italian salad dressing…

Quinoa Salad in Bowl

…and stir the ingredients together.

Quinoa Salad

Wait, the salad gets even prettier.

Add Edamame in Salad

Add the edamame,

Add Cilantro in Quinoa Salad

…and the cilantro.

Quinoa Salad

Then stir together.

Feta Cheese in Quinoa Salad

Next,

Feta Cheese in Bowl

add the feta cheese…

Quinoa and Feta Salad

…stir, and add salt.

Quinoa and Feta Salad

Do a quick taste test and add more salt if needed.

Quinoa and Feta Salad

Serve chilled or at room temperature as a side or…

Quinoa with Vegetables

…a main dish.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Side Dish Recipes You May Like:

Homestyle Elbow Macaroni Salad

Easy Potato Salad with Egg

Easy Side Dishes That Are Served Cold

Broccoli, Bacon and Mandarin Orange Salad

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Quinoa with Vegetables

Quinoa, Vegetables and Feta Cheese Salad

A meatless side or main dish that's full of flavor.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quinoa, Quinoa with Cheese
Servings: 5

Ingredients

For the Quinoa:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed in a wire mesh strainer
  • 2 cups broth chicken, vegetable, beef or water if preferred

For the Salad:

  • Cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup canned corn drained (or can use frozen or fresh corn)
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or salt to taste

Instructions

For the Quinoa:

  • To a medium size sauce pan, add the rinsed quinoa, and broth.  Heat the pan on medium heat.  Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Decrease the heat to low.  Cover the pan with a lid and simmer until the quinoa absorbs the liquid (about 15 minutes). 
  • Then remove from the heat and set aside to cool while preparing the remaining ingredients.  

For the Salad:

  • Once cooled, in a medium size bowl, add the quinoa, red bell pepper, red onions, and corn. 
  • Then add the Italian salad dressing and stir. Add the edamame and cilantro, and stir.
  • Next, stir in the feta cheese and add salt (or salt to taste).  Do a quick taste test and add more salt if needed.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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7 Comments

  1. What would you estimate is the caloric value of this? It’s so good I want to eat too much of it, and want to make sure I stay in a decent range.

    • Hi Marisa, this recipe has 1 cup of uncooked quinoa which yields approximately 3 cups of cooked quinoa; cooked quinoa has approximately 223 calories per cup so just for the quinoa the calories may be approximately 670. There is 3/4 cup crumbled feta in the recipe which is approximately 300 calories. For these 2 main ingredients the total calories may be approximately 970 calories; plus the calories for the broth, veggies and dressing. The estimated servings for this recipe is 5. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend.

  2. LOVE this salad!

  3. Look at all of that gorgeous color! I do adore quinoa and eat it often, so I love to find new ways to prepare it 🙂

  4. This is so bright and gorgeous. I would just sit on the deck with a big old smile while I nosh on this. I am not a feta fan but I would imagine it’s just as brilliant and tasty without it. Love this recipe.