Healthy Quinoa Salad


My go-to recipe for my side for the week! Love it, and it always turns out perfect!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 4 cups water

  • 1 (12 ounce) box quinoa

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 1 cup corn

  • 1 cup peas

  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add carrots, corn, peas, and broccoli to steamer; cover, and steam until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Mix quinoa and vegetable mixture together in a bowl.

  4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
10g Fat
38g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 434mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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