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instant pot Mediterranean quinoa salad

Instant Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Easy and delicious Mediterranean quinoa salad you can make in minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 can (14 oz) chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes split in halves
  • 1/2 English cucumber chopped (with skin)
  • 3/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 1 package (8 oz) Vegan feta cheese (Violife brand) cut into cubes
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • salt to taste
  • crushed pepper to taste


  • Wash and add 1 cup quinoa to the Instant Pot along with 1:1/4 cups water and pinch of salt.
  • Mix and secure the lid. Select the "Pressure Cook" setting at high pressure and set the cook time to 3 minutes.
  • Once the 3 minute timer has completed and beeps, allow a natural release for 5 minutes and then switch the Pressure Release knob from sealing to venting to release any remaining steam. Open the instant pot and allow the quinoa to cool down a little.
  • While quina cools, chop everything needed for the salad. Add the chopped tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumber, onion, parsley, salt, pepper and lemon juice to the Instant Pot.
  • Give it a nice mix and garnish it with vegan feta cheese cubes. You can also add an optional drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to top the salad. Enjoy!


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 469mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 404IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 3mg
Keyword healthy, mediterranean, vegan
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