This Quinoa Salad is an all round winner! In fact, my children asked me if we could always have a big container of this salad in the fridge for snacks!

It’s just so deliciously crunchy from the beans, the purple cabbage and the cherry tomatoes, creamy from the Persian Fetta and low fat from the Turkey Breast Mince.

It’s perfect for a one pan dinner and is ready from cutting to serving in less than 20 minutes.  Leftovers are also brilliant for school or work lunches (just include an ice brick in Summer).

Feel free to get creative with your Turkey and Fetta Quinoa Salad depending on what you have in the fridge …

  • Switch out the Turkey Mince for Shredded BBQ Chicken, pork mince or for a vegetarian option lentils or chickpeas.
  • Switch out the Persian Fetta for Haloumi or even little chunks of cream cheese or crumbled goats cheese.
  • And switch out the purple cabbage for kale, baby spinach or broccolini.

Our favourite Quinoa for this recipe is Absolute Organic White Quinoa (order today for $20 OFF your first order). 

Whatever way you spin it, this Quinoa Salad is a one pan wonder! Give it a try and then tell us what you think in the comments below.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500g Turkey Breast Mince
  • 1 small Red Onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/4 small Purple Cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 large Handful of Green Beans
  • 250g Persian or Danish Fetta Cheese (preferably in herbed oil)
  • 1/2 punnet Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed


  1. Add 1 - 2 tbsps of the oil from the Fetta Cheese to a frypan on moderate heat and gently saute the garlic and red onion.
  2. Increase the heat to full temp and add the Turkey Breast Mince. Continue to stir to ensure the Turkey Mince is completely broken up into small pieces.
  3. When the Turkey Breast Mince is fully cooked, add the green beans and cook for another 3 minutes. Then stir through the purple cabbage.
  4. Season with a good pinch of sea salt flakes and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Just before serving stir through the Persian Fetta Cheese (or leave sitting on top) and then add the cherry tomatoes.

Notes... This Quinoa Salad is the perfect one pan dinner to serve at the dinner table straight from the frypan. I don't even bother to transfer it into a serving dish - leaving it in the pan keeps it warmer for longer (but it also means you get the crunchy bits from the bottom of the pan)!

If this Quinoa Salad appeals to you, we have other Quinoa recipes in MoM CookClub that you might like to try ...

  • its interesting you cook the turkey in the feta oil. looks tasty


  • Looks delicious. I’ve never tried quinoa before.


  • How lovely your kids ask for a container of this salad in the fridge all the time as snack !


  • Still on the fence with Quinoa but this looks so inviting and I am willing to give it a go.


  • this looks awesome, I haven’t tried quinoa yet, this might just be the time to try I reckon!

    • Quinoa is so good and I cannot get enough of it! Well worth trying it!


  • Quinoa and feta are the perfect combination. This recipe is making me impatient for spring weather so that I can make delicious salads.


  • what a lovely delicious looking and healthy salad love the ingredients used


  • I love the variety of vegies you could add to this to suit the tastes of your family – thank you so much for sharing this salad – I think this would be great with left over roast turkey on boxing day!


  • Thanks and would be great having some as left overs too.


  • This looks amazing and will certainly go down well in our household!


  • A yummy looking quinoa salad – looks perfect for a Spring time lunch.


  • Wow! All my favourite ingredients. Genius recipe. Going to top it with a squeeze of lemon


  • Would love to try this
    Looks very healthy and easy to make :)


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