Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"A heart that loves is always young." -Greek Proverb

The refrigerator light goes on...

Quinoa is one of the best ingredients for making salads. There is so much to love with a great crunchy texture and nutty flavor along with tons of fiber and great quality protein.

This is a terrific light summer meal served alongside grilled fish, shrimp, or even lamb. The nuttiness of the quinoa blends well with the vegetables, saltiness of the olives, capers, and feta cheese. It is best to make this salad the day before so the flavors blend together.

Best of all, it truly is a great Mediterranean diet recipe, both in practice and in flavors. Along with the great taste, you get whole grains, veggies, great quality oils, and fermented cheese - four points toward improving your Med Diet Score.


Coumadin Safe Greek Quinoa Salad

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 2 cups salad

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Greek Quinoa Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Place the water in a small sauce pan over high heat.

When the water boils add the quinoa.

Reduce the heat to a high simmer. Cover the pan partially.

Cook until the water is almost evaporated.

Stir occasionally.

When the quinoa is done turn off the heat and cover.

After about 5 minutes remove the quinoa to a large mixing bowl.

Add the minced shallot to the bowl, fold together and place in the refrigerator.

When the quinoa is cool add the olive oil, celery, pepper, tomatoes, olives, capers, vinegar, feta cheese, salt, and pepper.

Fold together until well blended.

Chill well.

The salad is best if it is chilled overnight before eating.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups salad

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 360 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17g 22%
    Saturated Fat 6g 29%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 49%
Calcium 16% Iron 19%
Vitamin K 20mcg Potassium 700mg