Quinoa Salad Recipes

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

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Kale Salad

Quinoa, Butternut Squash, and Kale Salad

Rating: Unrated
4
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.
Quinoa Salad

Mexican Chicken Quinoa Salad

Rating: Unrated
15
A quick and easy way to make a delicious healthy meal!
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Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Rating: Unrated
71
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.
Quinoa Salad

Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad

Rating: Unrated
24
This is a wonderful Southwestern style salad that is quick and easy to make.
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Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Rating: Unrated
90
This is a wonderful dish--light and very tasty! My four kids (ages 2-7) ate it up and asked for more!
Spinach Salad

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!
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Quinoa Spinach Salad

Rating: Unrated
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.
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Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

Rating: Unrated
84
This versatile salad can be served warm in a tortilla, or as a filling for tacos and burritos.
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Zesty Quinoa Salad

Rating: Unrated
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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!
Vinaigrette Dressing

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Rating: Unrated
407
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!
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Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rating: Unrated
697
This tabouli recipe is different. Instead of using bulgur like traditional tabouli, this recipe uses quinoa. It is a grain that is available at health food stores. It looks and tastes better than bulgur. My husband and I both love this and neither of us is vegetarian. It's a great meal for a hot summer day. The longer it sits the better it tastes.
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Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Rating: Unrated
440
An easy to make light salad that can be served with or without chicken for vegetarians.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Parsley Pesto

"Seriously amazing! I love how healthy this is and can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!" – LilSnoo

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

"Do yourself a favor: enjoy this recipe ASAP." – Reluctant Chef

Green Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rating: Unrated
9

We're heading straight into grilling season, and for me, tabbouleh is one of the all-time great cold side dishes, since it pairs so perfectly with all those highly-seasoned, smoky meats. Maybe it's the size of quinoa, or the less wheaty flavor, but for me this vibrant, bracing salad is significantly better with quinoa instead of the traditional bulgur wheat. Blanching the herbs keeps this fresh and green for several days.