Warm Quinoa and Arugula Salad

Warm Quinoa and Arugula Salad

A nutty (quinoa), peppery (arugula), and salty (Feta cheese) combination.

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 15 min

360 calories per serving 


1 2/3 cup quinoa   280 g
3 cups water   750 mL
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil   45 mL
4 tsp lemon   1/2 lemon
1 1/3 bunch arugula   200 g
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped   9 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
120 g feta cheese, light, cut into small cubes    

Before you start

You may serve this salad warm or at room temperature.


  1. Cook the quinoa in the water.
  2. Meanwhile, clean the arugula, chop the cilantro leaves, then put them in a salad bowl. Pour the oil and lemon juice in a small bowl, add salt and pepper, then beat using a fork until the mixture is well emulsified.
  3. Add the quinoa to the salad bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad then toss well. Add the Feta cheese, adjust the seasoning, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (280g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




18 g

27 %

Saturated 4 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

22 %


15 mg


590 mg

25 %


38 g

13 %


4 g

16 %


1 g


14 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

10 %


15 %


40 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Good source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Rice/Grain | Vegetables | Lunch box | Main courses/Entrées | Salads | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Vegetarian

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