Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Herbed Tahini Dressing
This Mediterranean quinoa salad combines veggies like juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers with a flavorful dressing, to make the perfect summertime meal!
Servings 4 Servings
- 2 romaine heads chopped
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 medium cucumber chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped black olives
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup water + more as needed
- Pinch of salt & pepper
Add romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and quinoa into a large mixing bowl.
To the jar of your blender, add tahini, lemon juice, parsley, garlic and 1/4 cup of water. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. If needed, add more water one tablespoon at a time until dressing is thin enough to pour. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Taste and sprinkle with additional salt & pepper as needed.
Enjoy immediately or serve with your favorite protein. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2305IU | Vitamin C: 51.7mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.9mg