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Quinoa Salad recipe: Easy gluten free summer salad recipe with cooked quinoa, lightly steamed veggies, cucumber, fresh herbs, toasted nuts or seeds, oil & lemon dressing.
Enjoy this easy quinoa salad recipe any time, as a delicious way to get enough protein in your veg diet.
This salad recipe is similar to tabouleh, only more substantial, as quinoa is a whole grain, while couscous is made with white flour.
Total Prep & Cook Time: 30 min
4 Main Dish Servings
Nutrition Data Per 228 g Serving: 350 cal, 19g fat, 37g carb, 316mg sodium, 7g fiber, 10g protein, low Cholesterol, good source Vit C, A, K & Manganese. Est. Glycemic Load 18
Cook the quinoa ahead, keep in the fridge, and you can make this easy quinoa salad recipe in about 20 minutes.
Optional Additions: Chopped scallions, dried unsweetened cranberries, raisins or apricots, Greek olives, minced jalapeno pepper, fresh mint, feta cheese, baked tofu cubes
Walnuts go well with quinoa, but toasted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds are also good. If you like black beans, try our tasty quinoa black bean salad.
Serve with a green power salad for a quick summer meal.
This is my absolute FAVORITE recipe. I make a double batch on a weekly basis, for my lunch at work. Everyone who tastes it asks for the recipe. I do use chicken broth to cook the quinoa, cut up a bunch of veggies. My favorites are snow peas, mixed sweet peppers, onions, and carrots.
The last time I made it I cut up sun-dried tomatoes, and I've also used fresh, tender green beans. I don't blanch the veggies, just pour the cooked quinoa over them, which keeps them nice and crunchy. When I use the beans, I put them in with the quinoa for the last couple minutes. - Greta L.
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