Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Feta and Summer Vegetables

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Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Feta and Summer Vegetables

Topped off with basil-chive vinaigrette, this salad is packed with healthy veggies and crisp almonds.


1 cup quinoa

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

3 ounces cubed feta cheese

½ cup sliced almonds, roasted

½ pint grape tomatoes, halved

1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 small zucchini, trimmed and diced

2 scallions, diced

Basil-Chive Vinaigrette (recipe below)



2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Juice of ½ lime

¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Combine vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl.  Gradually whisk in olive oil until mixture is smooth and uniform.  Stir in chives and basil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2 tablespoon minced fresh chives

1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Salt and pepper



  1. Place quinoa in a medium pot and rinse with water.
  2. Strain out water; add broth and turn heat to high.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  4. Cool and toss gently with feta, almonds, vegetables and vinaigrette.
  5. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Based on 8 servings.

Per serving:

Calories 354
Total Fat 24.5g
Saturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 136g
Sodium 253mg
Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Protein 30g
Calcium 39mg
Magnesium 45mg
Potassium 277mg
Vitamin E 3mg