Quinoa Salad Recipes

Put quinoa together with all kinds of vegetables, beans, and greens for healthy, tasty salads.

Staff Picks

Quinoa, Butternut Squash, and Kale Salad

Rating: 4.7 stars
10
This is a go-to type of recipe I use a lot. The seasonings are pretty great and can be used for sweet potato fries and a fish marinade too. You can vary this recipe by adding your favorite grain, or bean! You can also use whichever herb you enjoy.

Mexican Chicken Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.42 stars
24
A quick and easy way to make a delicious healthy meal!

Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Rating: 4.37 stars
89
This is an unusual and tasty high-protein grain salad. Quinoa is a grain that has almost no flavor, but the spices add zest. It's well worth trying, I make it often since discovering quinoa at my health food store.

Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.82 stars
38
This is a wonderful Southwestern style salad that is quick and easy to make.

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Rating: 4.56 stars
147
This is a wonderful dish--light and very tasty! My four kids (ages 2-7) ate it up and asked for more!

Make-Ahead Spinach Salad in a Jar

Prep these salads once and eat for the week! Make sure to firmly pack the spinach into each jar and they will stay fresh all week. Use extra spinach if necessary. A great use for leftover quinoa!

Quinoa Spinach Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars
2
This is a great option to a traditional lettuce salad. It is filling and good for you! You can substitute ranch dressing for different dressing of your choice.

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars
120
This versatile salad can be served warm in a tortilla, or as a filling for tacos and burritos.

Zesty Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.78 stars
1502
This bright and colorful salad is a great summertime recipe (or anytime you want to feel like it's summertime). Light and citrusy, it's a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans provide tasty vegan protein. If you're not vegan, add even more protein by adding chunks of chicken or turkey. Yum!

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.76 stars
582
Steaming the kale removes some of the bitterness. The salad dressing ties all the flavors together. A quartet of super foods (kale, quinoa, avocado, and olive oil) make this a healthy meal!

Best Greek Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.81 stars
149
This is my absolute favorite quinoa recipe! It's so flavorful and always a big hit with my family and friends. Trust me, you'll want to eat every single bite!

Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.54 stars
547
I got this recipe from the restaurant my dad built. I love the unique way of cooking the quinoa and the great combinations of the flavors.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Parsley Pesto
Rating: Unrated
11
"Seriously amazing! I love how healthy this is and can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!" – LilSnoo
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Rating: Unrated
625
"Do yourself a favor: enjoy this recipe ASAP." – Reluctant Chef

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.76 stars
582

Steaming the kale removes some of the bitterness. The salad dressing ties all the flavors together. A quartet of super foods (kale, quinoa, avocado, and olive oil) make this a healthy meal!