Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with La Panza Olive Oil Dressing

This refreshing salad combines the heartiness of quinoa with the freshness of Mediterranean flavors. Drizzled with a zesty La Panza Olive Oil dressing, it's a perfect dish for those seeking a wholesome yet flavorful meal.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup La Panza Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the Quinoa: In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. Prepare the Veggies: In a large mixing bowl, combine cooled quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. Toss gently to combine.
  3. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together La Panza Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Combine & Serve: Pour the dressing over the quinoa and vegetable mixture. Add chopped parsley and toss everything together until well coated with the dressing.
  5. Chill & Enjoy: For best results, refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve chilled and garnish with additional parsley if desired.
This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with La Panza Olive Oil Dressing is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. It's a fantastic dish to enjoy on its own or as a side to grilled chicken or fish. Bon appétit!