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mediterranean fruit salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 people 1x


Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing works well for meal prep! Zippy sun-dried tomatoes add fresh flavor, while chickpeas amp up the protein content. Vegan and gluten-free!



Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 1 yellow, orange, or red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley or basil, minced
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cups shredded kale
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, roughly chopped

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard,
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Prepare your quinoa if not already cooked (here is a great tutorial). Slice all salad ingredients as directed and add to a large bowl.
  2. In a Mason jar, add all dressing ingredients and shake to combine.
  3. Pour 1/2 of dressing onto salad, stirring to combine. Taste and add more dressing as desired.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days!

  • Category: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish