Rating: 4.23 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

If you are looking for something different and distinct to bring to a summer barbeque, you have found the perfect recipe. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian. The lack of allergy-inducing ingredients does not reflect the intense sensory-flavor experience you and your guests will enjoy.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a pot; add white quinoa and red quinoa. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, 15 minutes. Set quinoa aside to cool while you complete the remaining steps.

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  • Combine red onions, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, sea salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Stir in white and red quinoa.

  • Whisk olive oil and lime juice together in a separate bowl; pour over quinoa mixture. Stir to coat. Add cilantro and stir to incorporate. Cover salad and refrigerate for flavors to blend, at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 32.9g; fat 9.5g; sodium 235.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2014
This was very, very delish! The only change I made was using Grape Seed Oil instead of Olive Oil! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE... I love stuffed bell peppers but have cut back on rice these days. I took half of the final product and added it to a mixture of browned 1 pound lean ground beef and 1/4 hot Italian sausage and 2 cups of tomato sauce. Stuffed peppers and baked. YUM! Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2014
I think this has potential but it is missing something. Would love to come back to this recipe in a few months and see if anykne has suggestions. I chopped up 1 red onion and I could have used much less. The onion completely over powered the dish. Also my husband and I thought it could have used more lime. I have been looking for a good quinoa salad for awhile. I am willing to give this another try if anyone has some suggestions. Read More
(7)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2014
This was very, very delish! The only change I made was using Grape Seed Oil instead of Olive Oil! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE... I love stuffed bell peppers but have cut back on rice these days. I took half of the final product and added it to a mixture of browned 1 pound lean ground beef and 1/4 hot Italian sausage and 2 cups of tomato sauce. Stuffed peppers and baked. YUM! Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2014
I think this has potential but it is missing something. Would love to come back to this recipe in a few months and see if anykne has suggestions. I chopped up 1 red onion and I could have used much less. The onion completely over powered the dish. Also my husband and I thought it could have used more lime. I have been looking for a good quinoa salad for awhile. I am willing to give this another try if anyone has some suggestions. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
Outstanding gluten free summer salad. Made it per the directions except that I zested the limes into the onion and pepper mixture. Served it with avocado sections on the side. The family want it every day in place of potatoes rice or pasta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2013
I made a 1/2 recipe and used only white quinoa since that's what I had. This is a delicious summer cool salad--we loved it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2014
I liked the crunchiness from the onion and bell pepper. Perfect as a meal on its own. Next time I will try adding diced cucumbers as a complimentary dish to go along with it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2016
Great recipe. Came together easily and quickly. Decided to add a couple of dashes of season salt in the end. Received many compliments at the bbq. Pairs suberbly with roasted vegetables. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2015
I couldn't find red quinoa in my usual grocery store Giant so i used all white instead and half of it had a garlic flavor I think really blended well with the flavors. I used twice the amount of red pepper b/c I love it added the 2 limes and a couple more splashes of bottled lime juice and that helped too with a balancing amount of cilantro of course. Next time I make this though one thing I would decrease is the amount of red onion too much onion! And I like red onion in general but Serious onion breath here. Even after days of making it the onion seems to stay very fresh. I think I'll take the advice of corn and ground beef w/ the cooked onions. That sounds like a great idea. Thanks! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2018
As written this is bland. It was somewhat better the 2nd day. Not sure what to add but it needs something. I probably won't be making it again anytime soon. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/17/2015
The predominate flavor was sharp red onion with little else. If I was doing this again I would cut down the amount of onion significantly then add more lime. Read More