Balsamic Quinoa Salad with Sweet Peppers and Feta Cheese

This salad is best prepared the night before because the quinoa soaks up the dressing wonderfully.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ medium red onion, minced
  • ½ large cucumber, chopped
  • 1 container (6 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup Italian dressing

Directions

  • Cook the quinoa according to instructions on the box. Place in large bowl when it is completely cooked. Add the chickpeas, peppers, onion, cucumber, and feta to the quinoa as it is cooling off and mix well.
  • Add salad dressing and mix to combine. Chill for 4 hours before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ medium red onion, minced
  • ½ large cucumber, chopped
  • 1 container (6 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup Italian dressing

Directions

  • Cook the quinoa according to instructions on the box. Place in large bowl when it is completely cooked. Add the chickpeas, peppers, onion, cucumber, and feta to the quinoa as it is cooling off and mix well.
  • Add salad dressing and mix to combine. Chill for 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium460mg
Total Carbohydrate38g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars5g
Protein12g