Feta and Herb Quinoa Salad

quinoa salad in a ceramic bowl

This Feta and Herb Quinoa Salad is a great prep day recipe to enjoy as a side salad or a base recipe to add proteins for quick lunches or dinners.

quinoa salad with kath eats spoon

Feta and Herb Quinoa Salad

This feta and herb quinoa salad was our base prep day salad all last week. I enjoyed it with leftover salmon on top and a hard-boiled egg another day! I tend to leave proteins out of my salads on purpose so that they can either be a side or a base, depending on what I have on hand. I can use leftovers from dinners to customize it each day. Quinoa has a decent amount of protein on its own, so I’m fine having it with healthy fats and sauces too!

quinoa salad in a ceramic bowl

Here’s an example of how I used it as a base and added avocado, greek yogurt, and BBQ sauce for a wild combo!

quinoa salad with avocado and yogurt

Main Ingredients

Quinoa

1.5 cups dry cooked to your liking. You could also use other grains here like farro or rice!

Red pepper

I love red peppers, but you could sub in green or any raw vegetables you like, including tomatoes!

Blueberries

A fun sweet surprise, raisins would work too!

Feta cheese

I always buy a block of feta and crumble it myself because I think the texture is so much better!

Fresh mixed herbs

I used a combination of dill, basil, parsley, and thyme. Whatever you have in your garden. Or if you just want to buy one bunch from the store, I’d go with parsley.

Marcona almonds

Marcona almonds are my favorite almonds, but any kind of nut or simple slivered almonds would be delish. Note they will lose their crunch a bit over time, so you may choose to leave these out and add when it’s eatin’ time.

prep bowl of quinoa salad with feta

How to make it

Toss it all together! Super simple. Note that I like to hold the nuts until I’m ready to eat so they stay crunchy. I also just lightly dress this with lemon and olive oil because as a prep day salad most of the dressing would absorb anyways. I add any dressings or sauces when I’m ready to eat!

mixing bowl with quinoa salad

The Recipe

Feta and Herb Quinoa Salad

This Feta and Herb Quinoa Salad is a great prep day recipe to enjoy as a side salad or a base recipe to add proteins for quick lunches or dinners.


Keyword feta, herbs, quinoa, salads

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 3-4 tbsp Mixed fresh herbs
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil to taste
  • Lots of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package.

  • Toss quinoa with pepper, blueberries, feta, herbs.

  • Drizzle with lemon and olive oil and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Add nuts when serving to maintain their crunch.

quinoa salad in a ceramic bowl

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