Quinoa and Vegetable Salad Print Recipe Print Recipe

{Photographed by With Style and Grace}

True: This salad (sans lettuce) is a staple in our family.

True: My dad and I have eaten the entire batch in < 3 days.

True: I’ve packed this in a to-go container, placed it in my handbag and eaten on the plane.

My mom, the rockstar that she is created this dish {exactly} a year ago and it has continued to be a family favorite. Thank you, mom! For those who are gluten-free, add this to your “I can eat” list. It’s my GF staple. With all the health benefits, which you can read (or skim through) here, you’ll be sold.

I like this dish as is or sometimes I’ll add protein or veggies to make it a heartier meal. For extra protein, add black beans or chicken. For vegetarians, combine roasted vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) &/or add to a bed of greens. Trust me, it’ll  be a favorite in no time.

Healthy. Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Delicious AND EASY!

Quinoa and vegetable Salad


1 cup quinoa, uncooked

2 zucchini, quartered

3 bell peppers (red, yellow, orange), bite size

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup  (3.8 oz.) black (or green) olives, sliced

4 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

salt + pepper


Following the directions, cook the quinoa accordingly. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large glass bowl.

Add cut, sliced and diced ingredients to the quinoa. Add olive oil, garlic powder, and salt + pepper. Mix together and set aside, allowing all the ingredients to soak up the flavor.

For the taste test – if it’s too dry, add more olive oil. If you’re like me & like salty things, you’ll want to add more salt. Enjoy!

Did you know you could buy this at Costco?!

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  • http://iambaker.net Amanda

    How beautiful is that?? Love it!

    Be blessed-

  • http://realisticwedding.wordpress.com claire Gallam

    This looks really easy and really good!

  • With Style and Grace

    Thank you Amanda for all your sweet comments, means a lot coming from you!

  • Kdt0611

    Do you cook the zucchni first? Looks very yummy!

  • Cassondra Bailey

    Oh my goodness, made this today and I couldn’t stop eating it! The funny thing is I’m a meat and potatoes girl that is trying to eat healthier (as in actually eating vegetables). I’ve never given bell peppers a chance, but they’re actually pretty great in this. Thanks for sharing!! 

  • Anonymous

    Woohoo!! Love everything about this comments, big props to you my dear!

  • Rita

    Great recipe! I make this almost weekly.