When summer is in full swing and the garden is producing plenty of tomatoes and cucumbers, one of our favorite salads to make to beat the heat is my dad’s Greek salad.
Tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onions, cucumbers, feta cheese—it’s summer in a bowl! You know what tastes amazing with all of those ingredients? Quinoa.
Quinoa behaves like a grain, but it’s really a seed, and it happens to pair very well with cheese. The nutty flavor of the quinoa balances the acidity of the tomatoes and dressing, while warm softness of it plays well against the cool crunchiness of the cucumbers.
It’s a salad, but it’s also a healthy meal in itself. Perfect for a summer potluck too!