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Quinoa Salad with Lemon Artichoke Pesto

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Artichoke Pesto | Kitchen Gidget

Last week I posted a recipe for fresh Lemon Artichoke Pesto and today I have a recipe featuring this tasty sauce.

I absolutely love quinoa salads! There is something so unfussy about them for me, and they are more filling than just a bed of greens.

This time I decided to take the Mediterranean route with feta and kalamata olives.

The acidity of the pesto balances the rich saltiness of the cheese and olives perfectly.

Lastly, I added slightly cooked asparagus for some crunch.

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Artichoke Pesto, olives, feta and asparagus | Kitchen Gidget

You could go a million different ways with whatever add-ins you choose.

Next time I’m thinking of mixing the quinoa/pesto combo with lots of fresh spinach, parmesan and sweet tomatoes.

If you have ideas for other ways to use the pesto, please share in the comments below!

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Artichoke Pesto

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Artichoke Pesto

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Artichoke Pesto, asparagus, feta and olives.


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 2/3 cup pre-cooked)
  • 1/4 cup lemon artichoke pesto
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup cooked asparagus, chopped


  1. Combine all ingredients to taste.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information provided is an estimate only. Please consult the labels of ingredients you use for more accurate results.

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Tiffany @

Monday 16th of January 2017

Mmmm! This looks so delish, great simple recipe!


Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Thanks, Tiffany! It's one of my favorites!

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