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red quinoa salad

Recipe by
Darci Juris
Scottsdale, AZ

Red quinoa has a slightly different, more nutty, flavor than regular quinoa. There are so many different things you can do with this recipe.....make it a side dish, have a bowl of it on its own, add it to lettuce, or even add diced cooked chicken and make a burrito or lettuce wrap.

yield 4 -6 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For red quinoa salad

  • 1 c
    red quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 c
    cherry or baby heirloom tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 lg
    yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c
    feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1
    avocado, cut into chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • dash
    salt and pepper

How To Make red quinoa salad

  • 1
    Cook quinoa as directed, and set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients, whisk until blended, set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, add the tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, feta, cooled quinoa, and dash of salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4
    Drizzle the dressing over the mixture, and gently stir until combined.
  • 5
    Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • 6
    Just before serving, add the avocado on top, and serve. Enjoy!