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Meal Prep Ideas: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Serves 6
We love this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad as a healthy meal prep recipe. Many of the components - the quinoa, tomatoes, dressing, and the chickpeas - can be made in advance.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 recipe Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced Persian cucumbers
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¾ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 recipe Italian Dressing, plus 2 additional garlic cloves, grated
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinches of red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup roasted chickpeas
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup mixed basil & mint

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, roasted tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives, onion, and pine nuts.
  • Toss to combine, then drizzle with the dressing and toss again. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and a few pinches of red pepper flakes, and toss again.
  • If you are meal prepping this recipe, add the roasted chickpeas, arugula, and herbs just before serving.

Notes

Note: the quinoa and roasted tomatoes can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to use.
Make this recipe vegan by omitting the cheese.