Warm Quinoa and Arugula Salad

92 Reviews
80% would make this recipe again

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

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
360 calories/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
1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped 18 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
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 mint, 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

per 1 serving (280 g)


% Daily Value




18 g

27 %

Saturated 4.2 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

22 %


20 mg


590 mg

24 %


38 g

13 %


4 g

17 %


1 g

Net Carbs

34 g


14 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

9 %


16 %


40 %


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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2
Fruits 0
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 3

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

I have made this recipe time and again - and I haven't messed it up yet!! It tastes great the next day, and you can microwave it with a little extra feta ... tasty! Wonderful texture, great taste. It's now my new favorite comfort food!!

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

This salad is really great. I've made it twice and had it warm and not warm and it's great both ways. Even my husband loved it and he's not a salad person at all. The only problem was finding the quinoa...I found some at IGA but it was $ 10.00 for a small bag which was expensive, but it cooked up really well.

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

No sad salad here! I used red quinoa, which packs a bit more punch than the pale kind, and baby chard because it was what I already had in the refrigerator. My fresh mint had also dried out, so I was able to break it down into smaller individual pieces - big pieces of mint may be what threw off some of the other reviewers here. I thought it worked very well with the lemon and olive oil, but I also like mint in savory foods.

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