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mediterranean fruit salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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  • 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!



Mediterranean 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

Mediterranean 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

Asian Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 cup broccoli, diced into small pieces
  • 2 cups kale, minced
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashews
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, optional

Asian Peanut Sauce

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 TBS low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 TBS lemon or lime juice
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp each garlic and ginger powder, optional
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • Water to thin


Mediterranean Quinoa Instructions

  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!

Asian Quinoa Instructions

  1. Add all quinoa salad ingredients to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add all dressing ingredients to a blender and combine until smooth. Add water until a pourable sauce is achieved (up to 1/4 cup water).
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish