Vegan Quinoa Salad with Vegetables


This is a very versatile salad that I often make for potlucks or as a side for barbecues. You can switch out the vegetables to your liking. I've made also it with tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms. You can eat it right away while still warm or chill for a few hours for flavors to combine.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 3 small carrots, finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 small zucchini, diced

  • salt to taste

  • 3 scallions, sliced


  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cucumber, diced

  • 7 sprigs fresh dill, finely chopped


  1. Bring vegetable broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. After 10 minutes of cook time, add carrots and cook for the last 5 to 10 minutes with the quinoa. Remove from heat, drain, and place in a bowl.

  2. While quinoa is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Add zucchini and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and browned, about 5 minutes. Lightly salt. Remove and add to quinoa. Mix in scallions.

  3. Mix lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl for the dressing; pour over the salad. Add cucumber and dill and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 412mg 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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