Dining & Wine

Make This Cold Greek Lunch Salad On This Warm Monday

May 15, 2023

Baby, it’s hot outside! Here is a simple and easy cold lunch recipe that you can prepare for a busy Monday:

Greek Salad with Quinoa and Chickpeas


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, red onion, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and kalamata olives.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together fresh lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Top with crumbled feta cheese.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

This Greek Salad with Quinoa and Chickpeas is a healthy and satisfying lunch option that can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. It is packed with protein, fiber, and fresh flavors, making it a perfect choice for a busy Monday when you need a quick and nutritious meal to keep you going. —Vita Daily


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