I would have to say that my favourite kind of salad is a greek salad. I love the tangy, salty flavours and the crunch of the cucumbers and tomatos that accompany that soft feta and kalamata olives. I also love the savory, bitter taste of oregano. Oregano is key in making the perfect greek salad!
Another one of my other favourite things is quinoa! It is so versatile and has a very mild taste, which is why it is able to pair up with so many other flavours.
Greek + quinoa? I thought the perfect side dish to a greek yogurt inspired chicken would be a Greek quinoa salad! Mmmm, was it tasty!
Greek (Quinoa) Salad
1.5 cups quinoa (uncooked)
1.5 cups cherry tomatoes (chopped)
1.5 cups cucumbers (chopped)
1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
1/2 cup kalamata olives (chopped)
1/4 cup sweet onion (finely diced)
Combine quinoa in 3 cups of water, bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium and allow quinoa to simmer for about 15 minutes until fluffy and quinoa is cooked. Let cool.
Chop up tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. Dice onion and crumble feta into one large bowl.
While the quinoa is cooling, mix up the dressing.
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of peper
Whisk the above ingredients.
Once quinoa has cooled, mix it into the bowl with the other ingredients. Pour dressing over top and stir to combine.