Ultimate Quinoa Salad

Ultimate Quinoa Salad

This Ultimate Quinoa Salad is a healthy and wholesome meal for lunch or dinner, and it’s quick to throw together. It contains healthy vegetables and it’s packed with protein!

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Ultimate Quinoa Salad
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Ultimate Quinoa Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 359kcal


  • 1 cup tricolored quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup parsley, tightly packed
  • ½ cup dill - tightly packed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

For the Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
  • Pinch kosher or fine sea salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper


  • In a saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook quinoa for 12-15 minutes. Fluff with a spoon and cover with a tea towel. Let rest.
  • Dice onion, and chop celery and tomatoes into small chunks. Finely chop parsley and dill. Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine quinoa with the vegetables, herbs, chickpeas, and pumpkin seeds.
  • Prepare the vinaigrette in a small mixing bowl by whisking together all the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over quinoa salad and toss to combine.


Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 974IU19%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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