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Easy Quinoa Salad

This easy quinoa salad recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. Quinoa is a nutrient-rich grain that is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. It is high in protein and fiber, and it has a delicious nutty flavor.

Easy Quinoa Salad

This easy quinoa salad recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. Quinoa is a nutrient-rich grain that is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. It is high in protein and fiber, and it has a delicious nutty flavor.

Easy Quinoa Salad

Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (we use white quinoa for this recipe)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch organic kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice OR one whole lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste (~1-2 tablespoons)
  • salt to taste (~1/2-1 teaspoon)
  • Optional: chopped avocado, chopped feta, dried cherries, sliced apples, watermelon slices

Notes

 
Kid Tip: Let your kids help dump the ingredients and mix as age appropriate.
 
For babies under 12 months on solids: omit the salt and make sure the cherry tomatoes are quartered as they are a choking hazard whole.
 
For kids under 4, make sure the cherry tomatoes are quartered as they are a choking hazard whole.

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa and let it cool. We cook it in the instant pot with this recipe.
  • Finely chop the kale or place it in a food processor to chop it up.
  • In a bowl add the chopped kale, cooled quinoa, tomatoes, lemon juice, garlic powder, and olive oil.
  • Mix together and season to taste with salt.