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!


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 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


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

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