This Instant Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a yummy, easy & quick Healthy Salad Recipe. Since this Instant Pot Quinoa Salad is done in only 2 minutes, it is great for your light lunches or busy weeknight meals.
You also get the Recipe for Spicy Roasted Pepper Sauce along with a short video. Did you check my Quinoa & Black Bean Salad made in IP yet?
Important – Scroll down till the end for complete Quinoa Salad Recipe. In between there are tips & info about the recipe.
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Healthy Instant Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe
Have I ever mentioned that Pittsburgh gets warm days? Yes, it does. We are enjoying late 70s these days.
And you know what it calls for? Yes you got it.. SUPER YUMMY SALAD RECIPES that are not only delicious but healthy also.
Where winters push us to eat all the comfort food and go nuts, thankfully summers push us to eat better. I guess it is a nature’s way to balance our lifestyle. As the days get warmer, Mother Nature starts churning plentiful bounty for all her children. There is enough for all of us.
I love a good hearty Salad with lots of crunch to it. Also, I like it more when it is not only healthy but a wholesome salad. Adding Quinoa or other whole grains to my salad is the way that I chose to go.
What is Mediterranean Diet?
I simply love Mediterranean Diet. Since the diet is more vegetables focused, it has so many options for vegetarians and vegans.
As it speaks of the region – Mediterranean, this diet is typical of the countries of the region. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by consumption of more Vegetables and Olive oil and a moderate consumption of Protein.
Though Quinoa is not a Mediterranean Ingredient but addition of this Hearty and Complete grain balances the protein quotient of the Salad for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Ingredients for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
These are the main ingredients that I have used in the Healthy Instant Pot Recipe
- Can of Chickpeas, low sodium
- Artichoke Hearts
- Roasted Red Bell Peppers can/Bottle
- Feta Cheese (skip it to make it VEGAN)
- Lemon Juice
- Fresh Spinach
Once you cook your Quinoa, all the toppings and Garnishes are pretty much optional except cucumber, tomatoes and olives.
You can add it all ort pick and choose whatever is handy. I normally have all of it handy since I use these in my sandwiches and salads quite often.
How to Cook Quinoa in Instant Pot?
You will love it when you will know that how SIMPLE IT IS TO COOK QUINOA IN INSTANT POT.
I always follow this measurement and method in my IP to cook quinoa and it always comes out PERFECT.
HOW? – 1 cup Quinoa in 1 cup Water and cook for 2 minutes on High Pressure on Manual/Pressure Cook Mode. Follow NPR (natural pressure release). Open the lid and fork it gently to fluff it up.
ALWAYS COMES OUT PERFECT.
When I add canned beans along to cook, then also the time and water quantity remains the same.
Even if you use other bottled or canned or fresh ingredients to cook with it like vegetables, or salsa, or any other sauce, then also the time and water quantity remains the same.
Kitchen Tools Used to make Healthy Vegan Instant Pot Greek Salad Bowl
- Instant Pot 3 quart Mini Duo or 6 quart Duo or any Electric Pressure Cooker Model like Mealthy
- Magic Bullet or any High Speed Blender
- Kitchen Stirring spoon
- Chopping Board
- Salad Bowls
- Salad Mixing Spoons
Can I make Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Salad?
The answer is YES. Any recipe can be easily veganized, and that is my opinion. I have done it many times and successfully too.
Just skip the FETA CHEESE in the recipe and it is a completely VEGAN GREEK QUINOA SALAD.
For How Long can I store this Healthy Instant Pot Quinoa Salad in Refrigerator?
This Healthy Vegan Quinoa Salad stays good in the refrigerator for a week.
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Check out this small Instructional Video for quick understanding.
How to make Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad in Instant Pot?
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 663mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 6gSugar 6gProtein 7g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
I am not a Nutritionist. All the Nutrition Info provided is an estimate. You can play around with the quantity of canned products to bring the sodium level down OR use lesser quantities for better results.
In my kitchen, you will always EAT HAPPY & STAY HAPPY!