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Spinach and Feta Quinoa Salad

A fresh and gluten-free quinoa salad. Packed with veggies, including spinach, corn, peppers, and scallions, and then topped with feta.

A number of years ago, I had a bout with some serious health issues. For awhile, doctors couldn’t figure out what was going on, and at one point, gluten-intolerance came up as a possibility. I ended up testing negative for celiac disease, but I decided to go gluten-free for awhile anyway. I wanted to see if it made a difference or not. Though I ultimately realized that gluten was not a problem for me, and I am now back to eating gluten, I discovered some fantastic recipes during my foray into being gluten-free. This spinach and feta quinoa salad is one of them.

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A fresh and gluten-free quinoa salad. Packed with veggies, including spinach, corn, peppers, and scallions, and then topped with feta.

I originally had this at a party that a friend of ours was hosting. I liked it so much that I begged her for the recipe. She was happy to provide it, although I’m not sure where she obtained it from. It was a great dish during the months that I was gluten-free, but even now, we keep this recipe in regular rotation.

A fresh and gluten-free quinoa salad. Packed with veggies, including spinach, corn, peppers, and scallions, and then topped with feta.

I love the fact that it’s all fresh, whole ingredients without a lot of fuss.  It’s easy to put together and just so yummy.  The sweetness of the corn, the bite of the pepper, and the tanginess of the feta makes for a great explosion of flavors.

All you have to do is cook the quinoa according to package directions.  I like truRoots Organic Quinoa – 12 oz. While that is cooking, chop up all the veggies and sauté them together in a wide skillet.

A fresh and gluten-free quinoa salad. Packed with veggies, including spinach, corn, peppers, and scallions, and then topped with feta.

When the quinoa and veggies are finished cooking, toss it all together along with the feta.  

A fresh and gluten-free quinoa salad. Packed with veggies, including spinach, corn, peppers, and scallions, and then topped with feta.

So easy!  And it makes for a deliciously fresh dish that can be enjoyed all year round.

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Salad
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  2. 1 c. quinoa
  3. 3 ear of corn
  4. 2 jalapeños (or 1 anaheim if you don't like the kick)
  5. 1 bunch scallions
  6. 5 oz. spinach
  7. 1 clove of garlic
  8. 1 tsp. cumin
  9. 5 oz. feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. (Rinse quinoa. Dump 1 c. quinoa and 2 c. water into pot. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to low and cover for 15 minutes.)
  2. Slice scallions into thin rounds including 2 inches of the greens. Dice jalapeños and finely chop garlic. Slice corn off of the cob.
  3. Warm oil in wide skillet. Over medium heat, cook scallions and jalapeños for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, corn, cumin, spinach and 2 tbsp. of water.
  5. When the spinach is wilted, add quinoa and feta.
  6. Toss together.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Enjoy!
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    1. Thank you so much for sharing! And thanks, as always, for hosting. I love spinach and feta, as well, and this dish brings a couple of additional fun flavors to the party. 🙂

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