Must Have Been Something I Ate: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

I got a chance to review a wonderful new healthy living book written by Peggy Kotsopoulos. Peggy is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching real health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. 
I am loving Peggy’s book because it is not just full of delicious and healthy recipes, it’s full of information about making your life healthier. She teaches you how to make a connection between food and mood, food and weight control, food and beauty and food and health. Peggy educates on what types of food can effect your mood, aging, sex, energy, etc. She also shares beauty recipes, which I love and already tried the mask. Awesome!

This book is very educational and a very easy read! The recipes are very easy and sound delicious. I already “dog-eared” some smoothie and soup recipes to try. Today, I am sharing the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad from Peggy’s book.
I love Mediterranean flavors and I had some quinoa that I’ve been dying to use, so my recipe choice was very easy. The best part is, my little man loved this dish as well. He likes my Mediterranean couscous salad, so I knew that he would like this salad too. I am a proud mama that my little guy eats veggies with no coercion.

2 cups of white quinoa
1 cup of grape tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup of chopped cucumer
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup of feta cheese
2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp of oregano
1 tbs lemon juice


Add all ingredients to the bowl and mix well!

On her website,, Peggy mentions that a portion of the proceeds from books sales will be donated to Because I am a Girl. Because I am a Girl is Plan’s global campaign to claim a brighter, safer future for girls. Investing in girls is key to eliminating poverty.

You can buy this book from Amazon or other major retailers. 


Disclosure: I received a free copy of Must Have Been Something I Ate for this review. All the opinions and photographs are my own!
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  1. Sounds like a great book with some super information and the salad sure looks good too!

  2. Tanya@takesix says:

    This is the dish that introduced me to quinoa. Isn’t it awesome. I love it!

  3. says:

    That looks so good! I’ll have to check out that cookbook. :)

  4. Tonia@thegunnysack says:

    That looks delicious! I was just searching for quinoa recipes just last week but I’ve never made it! This looks like a good place to start.

  5. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Thank you, Tonia! Hope you like it too :)

  6. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Thank you, Ginger :)

  7. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Awww, good! Thank you!

  8. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Thank you!

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