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Easy Quinoa salad shown in a white bowl with wooden spoon.

Easy Quinoa Salad

Quinoa makes a gluten free, delicious salad that is wholesome enough to serve as a complete meal or as a healthy side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Quinoa Salad, gluten free, Quinioa Salad, Quinoa Salad Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 670 kcal
Author Cultured Palate

Ingredients

  • 4 c. water or chicken broth
  • 2 c. quinoa
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can 15 oz diced tomatoes (Rotel if you like it spicy)
  • 2 c. red kidney beans may use 1 15 oz can
  • 15 oz can corn
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring water or broth to boil and add quinoa - return to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until tender - about 15 min.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
  3. Serve warm or refrigerate for a cool summer salad.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can add whatever veggies to like to this salad here are some ideas;

Nutrition Facts
Easy Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 670 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 774mg 32%
Potassium 926mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 135g 45%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 59g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 16.6%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 37.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.