Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Let it be known that I do, in fact, eat food that does not include butter, contrary to popular belief (a belief that I have fostered by only posting recipes that include butter). Perhaps in my attempts to give you permission to enjoy yourself and let loose for God’s sake, I’ve only told you half the story. I also eat healthy, butter-free food. Surprise! This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is my favorite go-to, “fast food”, anytime meal. In the peak of summer, when my CSA offers me a plethora of veggies, I swap out ingredients depending on what I have stocked in my fridge. Making a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week allows me to whip up this salad in minutes.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

quinoa
1 tablespoon hummus
Sriracha hot sauce, to taste
Kalamata olives, diced
red onion, chopped
cherry tomatoes, rough chop
avocado
salt and pepper to taste
fresh arugula (or any favorite green)
lemon juice, squeezed on top

The combination of the creamy hummus, rich avocado, bold red onion, crispy arugula, and spicy Sriracha is so deeply satisfying, I find myself eating this salad at least three to four times a week. I don’t even miss the butter, and that (as we all know) is saying a lot.

Chrissy
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4 Responses to Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  1. Rizalina Hunger says:

    Yummy, I also love quinoa. I substitute it for couscous, and tabbouleh all the time.

  2. Mary Pepper says:

    This is a great option for a summer meal. And no carb guilt!.

  3. This recipe looks delicious and so easy to prepare! Yum!

  4. Becky says:

    So yummy! I added some tempeh for an extra protein kick!

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