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Quinoa Salad

Most people know the health benefits of quinoa but may be scared to test out this popular grain.  We have a simple way you can easily incorporate quinoa into your summer meals.  This quinoa salad recipe is simple, delicious, and would make a wonderful side dish at any barbeque.  Or, you could even serve this salad and some fresh fruit for a quick summer’s night dinner. 

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad
This quick and easy quinoa salad recipe is a perfect and flavorful way to incorporate quinoa into your diet.
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 10
  • 1½ cups uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black ground pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley (curly or Italian)
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare dressing for salad by placing, olive oil, vinegar, Dijon, garlic, salt, and pepper in blender. Blend until mixed, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add cooled quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, parsley, and dressing in large mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are coated in vinaigrette.
  4. Serve chilled as a side dish or meal. Great with sliced and toasted baguettes.


  quinoa salad recipe

 Have you tried quinoa?  What is your favorite way to prepare your quinoa?

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