Recipe: Mediterranean Grape and Mint Salad with Quinoa

My all-time favorite cuisine would definitely be Mediterranean, so it’s no surprise that this recipe instantly drew me in. The fresh quinoa mixed in with green grapes, blue cheese and arugula is just perfect. Great if you’re craving a light lunch. To make this salad dairy-free and vegan, just leave out the blue cheese!  


Mediterranean Grape and Mint Salad with Quinoa

Original # of Servings: 1

Total Time: 30 minutes

Active Time: 10 minutes


  • green grapes – 4 tablespoon
  • quinoa – 8 tablespoon
  • arugula – 4 tablespoon
  • fresh mint – 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • extra virgin olive oil – 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • blue cheese – 1 ounce


  1. Soak quinoa in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Set pot of water to boil, about 2 cups. Add soaked quinoa cook 2-3 minutes until water in absorbed. Remove from heat.
  3. Slice grapes in half.
  4. Pick mint leaves from stem. Add to argula along with sliced grapes.
  5. Add quinoa to argula mix with salt and olive oil. Toss well.
  6. Top salad with blue cheese and serve.

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