Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, topped with creamy hummus and comes together in just 20 minutes!

Mediterranean quinoa salad in a white bowl.

Do you know one of those meals that you just keep going back to, time and time again? The ones that don’t really require specific quantities, have amazing flavours and taste great no matter what? That’s this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl for me. Friends, add this bowl to your weekly rotation. Let’s have a build-a-bowl party.
 

Overhead shot of mediterranean quinoa salad bowl on a table.
 
I have very fond memories of all things Mediterranean. The first date the Mr. and I ever had was at a Mediterranean restaurant, and one of my most favourite family trips was travelling through different countries in the Mediterranean. Apart from beautiful scenery and amazingly clear skies, food is #1 on the list of my favourite parts of the Mediterranean. Now, I’ve made a Mediterranean Quinoa Salad before, sans hummus, and fell completely in love with the flavour combinations. It’s probably no surprise that this bowl has quinoa, since I’ve done it here, here and I’m pretty much a quinoa fanatic. It goes with just about anything your heart desires and is the perfect carb for a bowl meal for brunch, lunch, dinner and pretty much any time of the day.
 
Overhead shot of ingredients on a wooden board.
 
There’s no other way to put this: this salad is the BOMB. The Mediterranean combination of cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, olives and hummus really works so well together and is so easy to combine that this shouldn’t even be a recipe. Actually, I want YOU to combine any amount of these ingredients that you want because well, it’s your bowl! These are my suggestions although, I tend to spoon more hummus on aaaand maybe some more vegan feta.
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Mediterranean quinoa salad bowl on a table with a wood spoon.

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This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, topped with creamy hummus and comes together in just 20 minutes!

Mediterranean salad in a white bowl on a table.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, topped with creamy hummus and comes together in just 20 minutes!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Course Dinner, Salads
Cuisine Mediterranean
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup chopped olives
  • 1/4 cup vegan tofu feta cheese or store-bought vegan feta
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil + salt + black pepper
  • Lime wedges to serve
Instructions

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa according to package directions and as desired: see here how to cook quinoa

Per Bowl

  • Split the ingredients in half and add to each quinoa bowl as desired. Spoon hummus on top and mix all the ingredients together if desired. Drizzle olive oil, and grind salt and black pepper over each quinoa bowl. Serve with a lime wedge to squeeze over olives, cheese, tomatoes and red onions.
  • Enjoy!
NOTES
 
  1. This recipe is naturally gluten free.
  2. SUBSTITUTE: If you don’t have vegan feta cheese/don’t want to make it, you can omit it and add more olives for brine.
  3. HOW TO STORE QUINOA BOWL
  4. If you want to prepare this bowl ahead of time, I recommend preparing all the ingredients ahead of time for prep in separate tupperware containers, so that you can just reheat them put the entire bowl together. You can make the bowl a day in advance then eat it, but I wouldn’t recommend keeping it together for longer than that.
  5. If you’re making this for lunch, just assemble it all together the morning of, or in a mason jar.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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22 comments

  1. Quinoa bowls are one of my favorite dishes to make! I love that it’s so easy to customize, depending on your tastes. This Mediterranean version sounds fantastic, Jessica! I love the olives and feta in here. Perfect for a summer meal!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Gayle! Yes, Quinoa bowls are so great and customisable!

  2. i immediately spotted the feta and that makes me happy! We love quinoa bowls, as there are so many different toppings you can use to mix it up each time.

  3. Mediterranean is my favourite flavour and I happen to be a fan of quinoa too…so this is PERFECT for me.

  4. This bowl is soo gorgeous!! All my favorite flavors in one 🙂 This will be perfect for lunch or dinner!

  5. Why have I never put hummus in meal bowls before??? This sounds completely delicious!!

  6. Meals like this that are packed into a big bowl and don’t require specific measurements are my favorites! And i especially love them when they include Greek flavors and hummus! I could eat this bowl everyday for lunch and never get sick of it 🙂

  7. Sandra Singh says:

    I’m sure going to make all these bowls; they all look so delicious! Thank you Jessica and God bless!

  8. Jessica says:

    Hi Mia,

    Thanks so much! Oh I love the sound of those additions! If you make it please come back and let me know!!

  9. Dean says:

    I tried the Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl. I love it and will be having it again soon. It is not only good, it looks good in the bowl. Thank you.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Dean,

      Thanks for letting me know! So glad you enjoyed. Haha yes I also love how good this looks in the bowl! You’re very welcome.

  10. Nia Lorre says:

    This looks so good and I thought the cheese was cauliflower, so that is what I am going to use to veganize it. Plus some lemon-tahini dressing made with some fresh dill to drizzle.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Nia,

      Sounds delicious! It would taste amazing roasted too by the way. The dressing sounds divine too! I hope you enjoy!!

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