5 Mediterranean Salads You Should Know About

5 Mediterranean Salads You Should Know About

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Who doesn’t love salads? Not only salads are delicious, but they are also healthy are also extremely easy to make.  Mediterranean salad is one of the healthiest salads ever! This salad is great for a cold autumn day. It is also perfect as a side dish or main course, or even breakfast! Plus, they’re also low in calories! Here you can find some amazing Mediterranean salad recipes:

1. Mediterranean quinoa salad with feta

This is Mediterranean quinoa salad with feta is one of the greatest autumn recipes. Not only is quinoa nutritious, it’s delicious, too!

Ingredients:

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1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 small tomatoes, diced

1 cucumber, diced

1 green onion, chopped

10 olives, pitted

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions. Set aside and leave until cold. Mash it with a fork. In a salad bowl, toss together the quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, green onion, olives, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and stir until well combined. Done!

2. Mediterranean pasta salad

This salad is a great addition to your breakfast, lunch or dinner! This salad is also vegan and gluten free!

Ingredients:

1 pound pasta, gluten –free

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

5-10 chopped olives

1/3 lemon, juiced

3 tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Simply, in a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients together. Garnish with a slice of lemon.  Serve and enjoy!

3. Mediterranean Salad With Spinach And Kale

Mediterranean salad with spinach and kale- a salad so full of flavor and beautiful colors, perfect for chilly autumn nights!

Dressing

¼ tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 lemon, juiced

4 tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Salad

1/2 bunch of kale, chopped

2 handfuls of spinach, chopped

1 head red leaf lettuce cut into stripes

Instructions:

In a small bowl combine together the first 6 ingredients. In another bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Pour the dressing over the top and toss to combine. Done!

4. Mediterranean quinoa salad

Feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, quinoa, olives…what’s not to love about this salad? This salad is also super tasty and protein packed.

1 cup pre-cooked quinoa

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tomato, diced

1 cucumber, diced

2 tsp. Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a large salad bowl combine the quinoa, garlic clove, tomato, cucumber, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, red wine vinegar and toss to combine. Enjoy.

5. Mediterranean chickpea salad

This tasty Mediterranean chickpea salad is packed with chickpeas, olives, and Parmesan cheese.Not only are chickpeas delicious, but they also have many health benefits.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 cup canned, no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, rinsed

2 tomatoes, diced

1 cucumber diced

2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup olives, sliced

1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions:

In a medium salad bowl combine the olive oil, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, Parmesan cheese, olives, fresh parsley and mix well. Serve and enjoy!!

5 Mediterranean Salads You Should Know About
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