• Serves 4
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients
August 28, 2019


This Quinoa Salad with Turkey and Fetta 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
  • 2 cups Cooked Quinoa (I used Black and White Quinoa mix)


  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 and sauce for a minute. Then stir in the cooked quinoa.
  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.


This Quinoa Salad with Turkey and Fetta is an all round winner! crunchy from the veges, creamy from the Fetta and low fat from the Turkey Breast Mince.

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

  • This looks and sounds delicious. At first I thought it was Thai Larb Gai, but with Turkey.


  • I’ve tried quinoa once and never liked it, I think I need to try again


  • I love this recipe,it looks so interesting and delicious.


  • A great healthy looking meal. I would like to make more recipes with quinoa.


  • Love this combo! Yum


  • Oh, yes please to this. I like all the ingredients so tossed together will be delicious. A bow in the fridge makes for a quick, healthy lunch.


  • A delicious Summer meal,love it!


  • Sounds interesting, thank you for sharing.


  • YOu could call this “under the sea salad” looks like the coral reef beautiful


  • First time I had quinoa, I did not like! Making this, I am ‘re converted. It was delicious


  • A great way to incorporation quinoa in the family’s diet.


  • I would take the leaves/stalks off the tomatoes. (You can see them in the photo). Turkey sometimes tends to be dry so adding the oil is a great choice


  • I love quinoa so this one is a winner for me.
    I actually made it for dinner tonight and all but one of our kids loved it (miss 2 isn’t a fan of cabbage though) swapped out the turkey mince for a woollies chicken though and can’t wait to try the turkey mince.


  • If the kids are requesting it, you know you’re on a winner. Last time I had quinoa tho I didn’t enjoy it.


  • I’m icing turkey mince at the moment. I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try


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