Greek Quinoa Salad


Greek Quinoa Salad

Stacy McDonald
Last night, my husband grilled the most amazing steaks! And what goes better with steaks than a fresh salad? This healthy choice is loaded with protein, tart flavor, a splash of citrus zing , and the perfect amount of fresh crunch! You'll want to add this family favorite of ours to your summer line up!
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 2 cups Uncooked quinoa (makes approximately 6 C. cooked quinoa)
  • 1 Dash Himalayan sea salt or to taste
  • 8 tbsp Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 12 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Small red onion (sliced small and thin)
  • 12-15 Small, crunchy cucumbers (chop as desired)
  • 8 Radishes cut in half and sliced
  • 1 bundle Fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 cup Feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives drained
  • 1/2 cup Capers
  • 3-6 drops Young Living Black Pepper Vitality essential oil*
  • 3-6 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality essential oil*
  • 6-12 drops Young Living Basil Vitality essential oil*


  • Cook quinoa and cool completely before tossing with veggies and cheese.
  • Mix essential oils into the olive oil and lemon juice by shaking together in a mason jar.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and serve!


*I only recommend using Young Living Premium Essential Oils in this recipe, since they are pure enough to be ingested, and lower-quality oils may be toxic.


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