Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summer Quinoa Salad

This is such a delicious, super simple, refreshing, filling, healthy summer salad. I had it last week at my friend Dani's house for lunch and I might have become a little obsessed with it. I ate the leftovers she gave me for lunch and then made a batch for us to eat as well. I had that salad 4 days last week… Seriously it was so yum!

Here we go….


2 cups cooked quinoa
2 bell peppers
6 celery stalks
2 large carrots
2 green onions
4 mini cucumbers
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup olive oil
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1-2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh is preferred)
1 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste


Mix all wet ingredients:

Chop all veggies into chunky pieces (except for cucumber)

Combine the quinoa and veggies and then pour the olive oil mixture on top. 
Right before serving, serve with cucumbers and sunflower seeds mixed in. 

This recipe also refridgerates very well for a week's worth of lunches. 

I can see my summer being filled with this awesome salad! And because of the quinoa it's quite filling as well. And pretty cheap to make a huge batch!

Linking up with 
 Kate and Emily for Tasty Tuesday
 Kristen for Handmade TuesdaySusan for Love From the Kitchen
                                         and Beth and some other lovely ladies for Tuesday Talk

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  1. OH Yum!!!! Thanks for posting!!!!

  2. Yum This may sound crazy but I just recently jumped on the quinoa bandwagon. I will have to try this out!

  3. I love quinoa salads. My husband hates it so I take them for lunch a lot. This looks great!

  4. I'm a fan of all these ingredients and I really need to eat more quinoa in my life! Thanks for linking up!

  5. Oooh I've got to try this! I'm always looking for more summer recipes AND homemade salad dressings - this is perfect!

  6. YUM! I've been on a quinoa kick lately, this looks delish :-D

  7. Yay, I've been waiting for this recipe!! Love that except for the quinoa there's practically no cooking involved. Perfect for summer. And perfect for weekly meal prep (which I swear I'm actually going to do one of these days...)

  8. Yum!! This sounds delish! Well, except for the celery. ;)

  9. Easy and healthy recipe, tried it yesterday, except for the sunflower seeds, packed with nutrients with little points (WW)


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