Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This healthy vegetarian quinoa salad makes for a simple lunch or dinner, thanks to staples like roasted red bell peppers, olives, and feta from your fridge and pantry.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 583 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups Nature's Pride Quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry basil minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme crushed between your fingers
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans drained
  • 1 package DeLallo Zesty Salad Savors


  • Cook the quinoa according to package directions with 1/2 teaspoon salt added to the water. Cool completely.
  • Mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pressed garlic, basil and thyme. Whisk until well combined. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.
  • To a large serving bowl, add the quinoa, arugula, garbanzo beans, and contents of the Salad Savors package (red bell pepper, kalamata olives and feta cheese).
  • Drizzle with the dressing and garnish with basil. Season to taste. Serve at room temperature.


*Instead of a packet of Zesty Salad Savors, you can use the following instead:
Small jar roasted red bell peppers (drained and chopped)
1/4 cup olives (roughly chopped)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Keyword quinoa salad

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