Watermelon Quinoa Salad

Watermelon Quinoa Salad


  • 1 cup dry quinoa

  • 1 2/3 cup water

  • 1 English cucumber, chopped

  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped

  • 2 cups cubed feta cheese

  • Leafy greens (arugula, spinach or romaine lettuce)

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon

Ingredients for Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

  • 1/2 cup J. Olive Co. Cilantro & Roasted Onion

  • 1/4 cup J. Olive Co. Grapefruit Balsamic

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 Tbsp herb mustard

  • fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Cook quinoa according to package and set aside to cool.

  2. Add cold quinoa, cucumber, red onion, feta and a couple of handfuls of greens to a large salad bowl.

  3. Add all dressing ingredients to a jar and shake well, until emulsified. Pour over salad and toss gently.

  4. Add watermelon on top and serve immediately. Or serve watermelon cubes on the side (ripe watermelon will break easily and make a very watery salad if combined too roughly.)

Original recipe and photo from Prairie Oils & Vinegars.