Start Somewhere with a healthy salad! Quinoa is full of nutrients, protein, and antioxidants. This seed is gluten-free and makes a great substitute for pasta in your salads. A quinoa salad is a great, healthy dish to bring to parties and gatherings.

*Remember to avoid your food allergies when making this recipe! If you do not know what your food allergies are get them tested soon!

Quinoa Salad

Total Prep Time: 30-40 minutes Makes: 3-4 servings

Quinoa Salad Ingredients

Quinoa Salad Dressing Ingredients
– 1/2 cup of organic lime juice
– 3 tablespoons organic red wine vinegar 
– 1/4 cup olive oil (or avocado or grapeseed oil) 
– 1 tablespoon cumin
– sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
– freshly ground black pepper

Quinoa Salad Ingredients

– 4 cups organic chicken broth (or vegetable to make it vegetarian)
– 2 cups quinoa, rinsed
– 1 organic red onion, finely diced
– 1 organic red pepper,  diced
– 3 cups organic vegetables, chopped (choose combination of spinach, yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli, and/or tomatoes)
– 1 -15 ounce can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed
– Optional, top with Feta or non-dairy cheese

Quinoa Salad Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa in organic chicken stock.
  2. Combine salad dressing ingredients while quinoa cooks.
  3. Combine vegetables and black beans in large bowl.
  4. After quinoa is cooked, set aside to cool down.
  5. Add quinoa and dressing into the bowl of vegetables and toss.
  6. Enjoy!