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


  • 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


  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*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 774mg32%
Potassium 926mg26%
Carbohydrates 135g45%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.