Fresh Quinoa Salad

This is a recipe that I will never get sick of. I make it for lunch and dinners to have on the go throughout the week. You can switch it up by adding or taking out any veggies you’re feeling and make it your own!

I love pairing this salad with grilled chicken, some hummus and tzatziki on the side, and adding a bed of lettuce just to up the freshness level another notch!

Meal Prep

Meal prepping is my best friend when it comes to being a working/full time university student. Make a big batch of this salad and you’ll love yourself all week long… We love that<3

The photo above features one of my other all time favourite summer recipes: Watermelon Feta Salad

Fresh Quinoa Salad Recipe

Servings: 2-4 (depending on how hungry/ how much you make lol)

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (approx 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • Any amount/kind of tomato, diced
  • lots of olive, unless you don’t like them…
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • Dressing
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Add any salad green of choice or put on a bed of greens
  • Tasty added sides: hummus & tzatziki

Method

  1. Prepare quinoa according to package. Let cool while you prepare the rest. This “salad” is usually served cold.
  2. Dice and chop all of the ingredients you are adding to salad.
  3. If you really like any of the ingredients, add more! This is just a rough guideline:)
  4. Toss all veggies in with the quinoa.
  5. Add dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake. I like to put the dressing on my portion at the time of eating so the salad doesnt become soggy throughout the week!
  6. Add chicken on top or the side if you would like! Serve with hummus & tzatziki for the full experience.

*You can ditch the dressing if you are adding the dips on the side. Or if you wanna drizzle a little olive oil/balsamic reduction on top that does the trick as well. The only real key part is SALT. Add as little as you want, but it truly will amplify all of the other flavours in the salad.

Published by athl-eats

I love eating and making food. My favourite foods consist of sweet potato, chicken, salads, bagels, coffee, coffee is considered a food right?

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