Quinoa Salad 5 Ways
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Quinoa Salad Recipes 5 Ways

These easy Quinoa Salad Recipes are perfect for meal prep - choose from 5 flavours: southwest, curried, Mediterranean, caprese or green goddess. They're full of protein and super healthy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese, grains, mediterranean, quinoa, salad, southwest
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 259kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Southwest quinoa salad

  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp chili powder

Mediterranean quinoa salad

  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp oregano

Curried quinoa salad

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Caprese quinoa salad

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup bocconcini pearls, sliced in half
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Green goddess quinoa salad

  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Add quinoa and water to a large pot on the stove. Bring to a boil over high heat, then decrease to med-low heatn and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, stirring quinoa once more. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • While quinoa is cooling (you can also do this while it's cooking), prepare the toppings of choice for whichever salad you are going to make. Once quinoa has cooled slightly, mix in toppings and toss to combine well. Serve and enjoy!
  • Quinoa salad is typically eaten cold and will last in the fridge up to 5 days. Cooked quinoa without toppings will last in the freezer up to 3 months. If freezing, defrost in the fridge for 24 hours before tossing with toppings and serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1033IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg