Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lemon Vinaigrette

A delicious Quinoa Salad recipe with Mediterranean inspired flavors – tomatoes, peppers, red onion and fresh basil along with the cooked quinoa are combined with a fresh and zingy lemon vinaigrette for a light and fresh salad.

Summer is all about fresh ingredients and outdoor meals for us, that’s why this Quinoa Salad is perfect for the hot days that are still ahead! It uses just a few ingredients to transform plain quinoa into a delicious side dish (or main meal if you want to add protein like grilled chicken) and although we make this more in the summertime, you can definitely enjoy it on cooler days as well. 

You can customize the salad to your tastes too, so if you prefer zucchini over cucumber or cherry tomatoes over peppers, feel free to throw em in.

The dressing is just as simple as the salad itself, and can be used on a variety of green salads as well! So grab your ingredients and pack your picnic bag, it’s time to make this yummy Mediterranean inspired Quinoa Salad.

Fresh chopped vegetables and dry quinoa on wooden cutting board
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