Balsamic Quinoa Salad

Deni Elwood


Made this up when I was trying to think of things to make when my Vegan daughter was coming to visit. Very tasty and healthy! A hit with my daughter and husband!

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45 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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3 c
quinoa, cooked
1 c
1 c
grape tomatoes
2/3 c
spring onions
1 c
craisons (dried cranberries)
2/3 c
calamata olives
1/2 c
balsamic vinegar (i used tangerine balsamic)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 c
toasted slivered or sliced almonds
2 dash(es)
lemon juice

How to Make Balsamic Quinoa Salad


  • 1Cook the Quinoa and then put in refrigerator to cool
  • 2Remove seeds from cucumbers, peel and dice them
  • 3Cut grape tomatoes in half
  • 4Cut Calamata olives into thirds (make sure you bought pitted olives)
  • 5Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar (I used tangerine balsamic) and lemon juice with a whisk
  • 6Combine all ingredients and stir in vinegar mixture until completely coating all the quinoa. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 7Chill and serve with toasted almonds as a garnish

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About Balsamic Quinoa Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Fresh Finds
Hashtags: #Vegan, #quinoa

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