Loaded with fresh veggies and dressed with an olive oil-lime juice vinaigrette, this easy, summery dish makes a perfect light meal or a side dish to your favorite grilled entrée.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 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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Dressing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine quinoa, water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium saucepan. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer 12 to 15 minutes until water is absorbed. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk dressing ingredients in small bowl. Toss quinoa and remaining salad ingredients in large bowl. Toss with dressing. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 26.9g; fat 13.2g; sodium 419.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2016
The salad was light easy and great the next day as left overs! Saving this to make again and again for SURE! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2017
I liked the look of this salad but found it very bland. There are better quinoa salads on this site. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2016
The salad was light easy and great the next day as left overs! Saving this to make again and again for SURE! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2017
I added another tablespoon of lime juice for more flavor. I wish I had doubled the dressing because it was short; upon serving I had to offer my guests more store bought vinaigrette to add to dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2016
The salad was excellent. I made it as is with the exception of the olives. The dressing was the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 it was far too olive oil tasting. I plan to make this again; it would be a tasty healthy satisfying meal by itself although we paired it with baked maple glazed salmon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2016
This was a good recipe. I would leave out the onions in the dressing. I think they clash with the garlic. I did not care for the olive oil taste. I would use something lighter next time like sunflower oil. All in all a good recipe for a summer's night dinner. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2017
I liked the look of this salad but found it very bland. There are better quinoa salads on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2018
This was a great salad. Because the garlic is raw i would use less next time and I would add more citrus maybe some zest to bring that out more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2018
Excellent!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2020
I loved it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2019
Used 3/4 c. zucchini instead of avocado. Added 1/4 t cayenne pepper and 1/3 c. Parmesan. Delicious! Read More
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