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Quinoa with Feta Cheese and Edamame

This delicious and colorful 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.

Recently, I had salmon in a restaurant that was served over white rice mixed with edamame.

The edamame really made the dish and was so delicious with the rice and salmon.

This flavors and textures in this salad taste so good together.

The feta cheese is a perfect complement to the quinoa and veggies.

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

Let’s check out the 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…

…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:

Rinse the quinoa in a wire mesh strainer.

To a medium size sauce pan, add broth…

and the rinsed quinoa.  Heat the pan on medium heat and stir.

Bring to a boil and stir.

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:

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

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


the chopped red onion…

…and the corn.


add the quinoa.

Then add Italian salad dressing…

…and stir the ingredients together.

Wait, the salad gets even prettier.

Add the edamame,

…and the cilantro.

Then stir together.


add the feta cheese…

…stir, and add salt.

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

Serve chilled or at room temperature…

…as a side or…

…main dish.

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Quinoa with Feta Cheese and Edamame

A delicious side dish or meatless main dish.

Course Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Quinoa, Quinoa with Cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5


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


For the Quinoa:

  1. To a medium size sauce pan, add the rinsed quinoa, and broth.  Heat the pan on medium heat.  Stir and bring to a boil.

  2. Decrease the heat to low.  Cover the pan with a lid and simmer until the quinoa absorbs the liquid (about 15 minutes). 

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

For the Salad:

  1. Once cooled, in a medium size bowl, add the quinoa, red bell pepper, red onions, and corn. 

  2. Then add the Italian salad dressing and stir. Add the edamame and cilantro, and stir.

  3. Next, stir in the feta cheese and add salt (or salt to taste).  Do a quick taste test and add more salt if needed.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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  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.