This Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe is the perfect summer salad. Cooked quinoa, mixed with fresh fruits and vegetables - tomatoes, mandarin oranges, cucumber, bell peppers, red onions, and then tossed with balsamic vinaigrette. It is fresh and light and can be ready in just 20 minutes.
Ingredients in Quinoa Salad
How to make the Best Quinoa Salad
Step By Step Instructions
STEP 1: Prepare the quinoa as per the directions on the package. (I like to replace the water with chicken stock for added flavor.)
STEP 2: To a large mixing bowl, add the cooked quinoa, tomatoes, peppers, mandarins, cucumber, red onion, and parsley. Toss to combine.
STEP 3: Pour the vinaigrette over top before serving and toss again.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Quinoa is naturally gluten free.
Cooking quinoa is a 2:1 ratio. Two cups of liquid (water or stock) for every 1 cup of uncooked quinoa.
1 cup of uncooked quinoa will yield 4 cups of cooked quinoa.
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