Quinoa Salad Recipes

Hosting a boost of vitamins, protein, and fiber, quinoa is the perfect superfood to add to your diet. Add chicken, green veggies, extra grains, and more to these healthy and tasty quinoa salad recipes!

Staff Picks

Greek Quinoa Salad

Everything you love about the Mediterranean salad—salty feta, briny olives, juicy tomatoes, and crisp cucumbers—but heartier, thanks to the addition of nutty quinoa.

Crispy Grain Salad with Peas and Mint

Flash-frying steamed quinoa and millet accentuates the nutty flavor of both grains and adds a satisfying crunch to this spring salad.

Shaved Brussels Sprout, Meyer Lemon, and Quinoa Salad

Shaved brussels sprouts heat up and sparkle with dried chile and Meyer-lemon juice. Quinoa and walnuts make the salad a super-satisfying lunch.

Quinoa-and-Spinach Pilaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 175
This quick-cooking, whole-grain side is good with beef short ribs, grilled chicken, hamburgers.

Roasted Carrots and Red Quinoa

Rating: 3.5 stars 44
Shiro miso, a Japanese soybean-rice paste, imparts a salty-sweet note to this substantial salad.

Quinoa Salad with Zucchini, Mint, and Pistachios

Rating: 3.5 stars 167
Everyone will love the combination of flavors and textures in this vegan quinoa salad: garlicky sauteed zucchini, delicate scallions, crunchy roasted pistachios, and fragrant fresh mint.

Quinoa and Green Bean Salad

Parsley spruces up this side salad of protein-rich quinoa and crunchy green beans.

Quinoa and Cucumber Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 108
This nutritious, easy-to-make Quinoa and Cucumber Salad makes a smart side dish or a light entree. The recipe comes from "Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast."

Quinoa-and-Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

Rating: 3.5 stars 203
As a side dish for supper or a main course for lunch, this salad gets its fresh taste and pretty color from curry powder and mint.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a grain- and vegetable-based salad traditionally made with bulgur wheat. In this recipe, quinoa is first toasted to deepen its flavor, then cooked by the absorption method and combined with herbs and vegetables.

Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

Rating: 3.5 stars 90
Quinoa has a wonderful nutty flavor; here it is blended in a salad with toasted almonds, bell pepper, zucchini, celery, and a lime is squeezed on top.

How to Make a Burrito Bowl

Our formula dials back on grains and scales up on lean protein and fresh produce. Too often, burrito bowls lean heavily on carbs--as much as 1 cup of rice in a serving. But just a few tweaks help this dish strike a better balance.

Inspiration and Ideas

Hearty Quinoa Salad Recipes You Can Feel Great About Eating
Packed with protein, vitamins, and fiber, quinoa is a superfood that's easy to love—especially when it's paired with fresh vegetables. These quinoa salads are sure to satisfy for lunch or dinner.
Detox-Friendly Lunch Recipes
During a detox, it's important to have a solid, healthy meal for lunch. Get inspired by any of the following recipes.
Mixed Grain and Herb Salad
Rating: 3 stars 15

This side dish is packed with whole grains and fresh herbs. Serve it alongside roasted chicken or Seared Fish with Beets and Broccoli.