5 Easy Quinoa Salad Recipes

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We love discovering new recipes featuring quinoa, a naturally gluten-free super-grain loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. These easy quinoa salad recipes require just a handful of ingredients and can be prepared in about half an hour.

1) Lemon and Bean Quinoa Salad

This delicious and easy quinoa salad only calls for a few ingredients, of which you probably have several in your kitchen already. Kidney beans lend additional protein and fiber to the already nutritious quinoa grain. With some olive oil, red onions, and parsley leaves for flavor, and lemon juice for zest, this quinoa salad is all set! It’s a great meal to bring to work or pack for school lunches.

2) Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Just by the name of this recipe, we knew it was going to be really good, and it’s packed with more than just cranberries and cilantro. It’s also made with chopped red and yellow bell pepper, onions, carrots, and sliced almonds. Cranberries add a big boost of antioxidants, bell peppers are packed with vitamins and minerals, and almonds offer a plentiful source of protein. This salad has great textures and flavors!

3) California Quinoa Recipe

Inspired by a Greek salad, this California quinoa recipe incorporates fresh veggies, feta cheese, Greek olives, and more. Garbanzo beans lend a hearty texture and are rich in protein. Fresh vegetables like zucchini and tomatoes really enhance the flavor. This salad is a light meal that’s easy to make and nutritious. It can easily be made for dinner, or be prepared at the beginning of the week and be packed for lunches to be enjoyed at work or school.

4) Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

This simple and nourishing quinoa tabbouleh salad was created specifically for our customers by a registered dietitian and recipe developer. Fluffy, gluten-free quinoa is combined with the fresh ingredients of a traditional tabbouleh salad, like tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, mint, and more. This quinoa is light, yet satisfying. It makes an excellent meal in itself, or healthy side dish to complement a main course.

5) Breakfast Quinoa

Although not technically a salad, we just had to add in this delicious quinoa hot cereal, which is perfect for breakfast or snacktime. We love how the quinoa is cooked in milk for a creamy porridge. Topped with a touch of ground cinnamon, and a handful of fresh or dried blueberries, this breakfast quinoa is a nutritious way to start your day. It’s an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber.

What are your favorite quinoa salad recipes?

 

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