Quinoa Salad Recipes

Quinoa salad recipes come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve got tabouli. We’ve got salad with curry dressing. There’s cucumber salad here. We even have salad that’s known for how easy it is to make!

But the best part of all is that on this page you can send us your favorite recipe to be seen by all! We’ll even hold a quarterly contest to see who has the best quinoa recipe. And there's this little matter of a prize being involved for the winner! Submit your recipe here.

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Quinoa tabouli (tabbouleh)

The first of the quinoa salad recipes we’ll talk about is Tabouli. You can see the full recipe at our quinoa tabouli page.

If you’ve never heard of tabouli before, I’ll give you a little info. It’s a popular salad in the middle east.

Tabouli typically contains bulgur, parsley, garlic, cucumbers, tomatoes, mint, and onion. And it’s usually topped with a dressing of lemon, olive oil, and salt. Simple, yet elegant!

To transform it into a quinoa tabouli -- instead of a regular tabouli -- you can just substitute quinoa for bulgur. Gluten-free and nutritious! Your family and dinner guests will be so impressed.

Now, here are a few other quinoa salad recipes you’re sure to want to try…

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Easy quinoa salad

As the name of this salad suggests, its claim to fame is that it’s easy. What makes it so easy? Just get all the ingredients together and toss it on a plate. Voila! You’ve got a healthy and filling salad.

The ingredients make it very similar to the tabouli above, except it doesn’t have mint leaves or lemon juice.


All amounts are to taste.

  1. Quinoa
  2. Cherry tomatoes, halved
  3. Green pepper, chopped
  4. Onion, chopped
  5. Spinach, chopped in food processor with S-blade
  6. Oil
  7. Salt
  8. Herbs and garlic (Optional)


Toss all ingredients on plate and mix a little.

That’s all. Easy, isn’t it?

Other tips

We like to eat this with avocado on the side.

You could also try black beans to make it even heartier. Adding cucumber or chopped celery would add more nutrition. So give any of these a try.

Alright, on to another recipe!

Quinoa salad with curry dressing

This will remind you of an asian-style dish.

Use quinoa right off the stove for the best results. We’ve also tried it with baked wild caught salmon and green beans. Yum!

We’ll cover the dressing first and then get to the salad...

Dressing ingredients

  1. 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  2. ¼ Cup Chopped Onion
  3. Oil, any amount
  4. ½ Cup Water
  5. ½ Cup Coconut Milk
  6. 1 ½ tsp Curry powder
  7. 1 tsp Salt
  8. 1 tsp Lemon juice, fresh

Dressing procedure

In a small pot, saute garlic and onion in oil over low heat.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until mixed. Remove from heat.

Here’s a helpful tip. Try making this dressing the day before you put it together with the salad.

Salad ingredients

Use any amount and proportion for the following ingredients.

  1. Chopped cabbage
  2. Finely chopped spinach (In a food processor, we chop up about 2 Cups of leaves. It's amazing how much you can eat when it's chopped and I don't even taste it!)
  3. Shredded carrots (I think I only used 1 carrot.)
  4. Sprouts (I used lentil sprouts, and quinoa sprouts.)
  5. Hot fresh Quinoa
  6. Soaked almonds

Salad procedure

In a salad bowl, mix cabbage, spinach, carrots, and sprouts. On the plate, put the salad mix, hot quinoa, and almonds on the very top.  Pour dressing over all.

Alright. On to the next of our quinoa salad recipes!

Quinoa cucumber salad

This tangy salad is great in the summer.

We’ll talk about the dressing and then the salad itself...

Dressing ingredients

  1. ¼ Cup Coconut Milk
  2. 2 tsp Lemon juice
  3. ¼ tsp Salt
  4. ½ tsp Dill
  5. ⅛ tsp onion powder
  6. Chopped onions, to taste
  7. Pepper, to taste

Dressing procedure

Stir together.

Salad ingredients

  1. Quinoa
  2. Cucumbers, chopped
  3. Broccoli, chopped to bite-size
  4. Green pepper, chopped
  5. Roasted almonds, as garnish (On a stove over medium heat, roast raw almonds in a little oil. Stir every few seconds until they turn a little darker. Remove from heat and add a little salt or spice.)
  6. Tomato, chopped as garnish

Salad procedure

Mix all together with measurements according to taste. Add the dressing.

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