Are you one of those who eats salad just because their gym trainer told them? Well, you no longer have to eat boring salads for dieting. We have the best salad recipe for you guys! It is full of flavor and texture that brings happiness to your hot summery days. This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is very nutritious and fun to make. So, you can now take your salads as a joy instead of a duty.

About Quinoa Salad Recipe

Our Vegan Quinoa Salad is not just healthy but yummy too. Even the non-vegans love to dig in. The goodness and bursting flavors of the salad brighten up your day, making it the go-to dish. It will hardly take 30 minutes to make a fully satisfying and divine meal. Let’s jump onto the recipe now.

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Ingredients required to make vegan quinoa salad recipe:

 For Quinoa Salad:

  • 3 cups of Cooked Quinoa
  • 3 cups of Romaine Lettuce (Shredded)
  • 2 Small Cucumbers (Sliced)
  • 16 Green Olives (Sliced in Half)
  • 16 Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced in Half)
  • 1 Medium Yellow Bell Pepper (Sliced)
  • 2 Medium Avocados Peeled (Sliced)
  • 1/2 Small Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup of Chopped Chives

For Sesame Soy Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic

For Salad Decoration:

  • Sliced Avocado
  • Fresh Lime
  • Oregano 

Stepwise instructions how to make vegan quinoa salad recipes:

Steps for Making Pizza Dough- 

STEP 1: Take one cup of Quinoa and cook it as per the instructions on the packet. You can even cook according to your preferred method. (1 Cup of Uncooked Quinoa = approximately 3 Cups of Cooked Quinoa) 

STEP 2: Now, add the cooked Quinoa to your salad bowl. To this, add sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shredded romaine lettuce, sliced yellow bell pepper, green olives, and sliced avocado. 

STEP 3: Toss all the ingredients together with your wooden spatulas.

STEP 4: Squeeze half a lemon and put in some chopped chives. Mix it well.

STEP 5: Add sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, and crushed garlic to a mixing bowl to prepare the salad dressing.

STEP 6: Pour it over your Quinoa Salad and mix nicely. 

STEP 7: At last, garnish the salad by adding some fresh lime and sliced avocado. Don’t forget to sprinkle some oregano.  

Serve your tempting Vegan Quinoa Salad cold or warm with love! 

How to Make the Best vegan Quinoa Salad Ever? 

A few tips to make the Perfect Quinoa Salad everybody would enjoy:

  • Rinse quinoa seeds properly before cooking to bring a pleasant nutty flavor.
  • Include all your favorite veggies to the vegan quinoa salad to add crispiness and crunchiness.
  • You can add some dried or fresh blueberries, cranberries, raisins, or other fresh fruits for a little sweet salad.
  • If you wish to prepare a non-vegan quinoa salad, use Shredded Chicken or Roasted Shrimp to add extra protein. You could also add some Feta Cheese for a Greek spin.
  • For an oil-free and low-fat salad skip the oil.

Quinoa Salad Add-on Options-

 This vegan salad is very delicious and incredibly healthy in every way. You can even customize it easily as per your preferences. So, here are a few Quinoa Salad variations for you to create your own hearty salad. 

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Capers
  • Pumpkin Seeds, Hemp Hearts, Sunflower Seeds, etc.
  • Kidney Beans
  • Peas, corn, etc.
  • Chickpeas
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Red Wine Vinegar in place of Lime Juice
  • Mint, Parsley, etc. for seasoning
  • Pine Nuts
  • Vegan Parmesan
  • Olive Oil as a substitute for Sesame Oil
  • Agave or any other sweetener instead of Maple Syrup

5 Reasons Why Everybody Loves Quinoa Salad-

Quinoa Meals or Bowls are the new favorites in the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. The superfood is great for your overall health. Below are 5 reasons to love SpicYum Quinoa Salad Recipe:

  1. One cup of Quinoa consists of 8 gm of protein along with essential amino acids. It even contains more fiber than brown rice.
  2. This salad is very convenient to toss together in one single pot that eases the clean-up and preparation.
  3. Quinoa has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and is allergy-friendly.
  4. It can be stored in the refrigerator just like any other salad for about 5 days.
  5. You can use whatever vegetables and herbs you have or want to customize your vegan salad effortlessly.

Quinoa Health Benefits:

The popularity and demand for Quinoa have increased in recent years. It has become a superior alternative to rice, bulgur wheat, and couscous. Our perfect quinoa salad recipe is a super easy, healthy, satisfying, and total hit- you wouldn’t realize it when you finish the whole thing! This gluten-free and protein-rich flattened grain has a very nutritious profile. Here are some benefits of eating Quinoa

  • It is an important plant source of all nine vital amino acids and protein, being the building blocks for your bones, muscles, skin, and blood.
  • Quinoa is rich in fiber that prevents constipation, maintains a healthy weight, and helps with blood sugar levels.
  • This grain is an excellent source of iron, folate, copper, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, and more essential nutrients that treat chronic diseases and promote gut health.
  • It is also loaded with antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.

So, you finally have a SALAD you can not only love eating but would even love making. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day with some coffee, milkshake, fruit juice, wine, or even pancakes on the side. Refreshing Quinoa Salad is also a great snack for picnics and road trips. You can even prepare it ahead of time and store it in the fridge as it stays fresh for a couple of days. Just fluff your fork and bless your taste buds. Have leftover quinoa? Try the Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe!

Vegan Quinoa Salad

EASY AND HEALTHY VEGAN QUINOA SALAD

A Colorful, Protein-rich, Zesty, and Tasty Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe that everyone would love!
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Course vegan
Calories 919 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Quinoa Salad:

  • 3 cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 3 cups Romaine Lettuce (Shredded)
  • 2 Small Cucumbers (Sliced)
  • 16 Green Olives (Sliced in Half)
  • 16 Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced in Half)
  • 1 Medium Yellow Bell Pepper (Sliced)
  • 2 Medium Avocados Peeled (Sliced)
  • 1/2 Small Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Chopped Chives

For Sesame Soy Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic

For Salad Decoration:

  • Sliced Avocado
  • Fresh Lime
  • Oregano 

Instructions
 

Steps for Making Pizza Dough-

  • STEP 1: Take one cup of Quinoa and cook it as per the instructions on the packet. You can even cook according to your preferred method. (1 Cup of Uncooked Quinoa = approximately 3 Cups of Cooked Quinoa)
  • STEP 2: Now, add the cooked Quinoa to your salad bowl. To this, add sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shredded romaine lettuce, sliced yellow bell pepper, green olives, and sliced avocado.
  • STEP 3: Toss all the ingredients together with your wooden spatulas.
  • STEP 4: Squeeze half a lemon and put in some chopped chives. Mix it well.
  • STEP 5: Add sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, and crushed garlic to a mixing bowl to prepare the salad dressing.
  • STEP 6: Pour it over your Quinoa Salad and mix nicely.
  • STEP 7: At last, garnish the salad by adding some fresh lime and sliced avocado. Don’t forget to sprinkle some oregano.
  • Serve your tempting Vegan Quinoa Salad cold or warm with love!

Nutrition

Calories: 919kcalCarbohydrates: 147gProtein: 28gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 2053mgPotassium: 1121mgFiber: 16gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 28IUCalcium: 145mgIron: 9mg
Keyword VEGAN QUINOA SALAD
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