Summer Fresh Quinoa Salad-Must Try!

June 14, 2018

With summer just around the corner, I have been feeling motivated to try new, refreshing salads.

This recipe has to be one of my favourites for a number of reasons:

  • You can prepare it ahead of time, add the dressing and store it for the week
  • It’s pot luck and barbecue friendly
  • Vegan friendly!
  • This salad is loaded with nutrients – protein, carbs, fat, vitamins
  • You can add ingredients to it to make it your own
  • It’s beautiful to look at

Summer Fresh Quinoa Salad

Salad

  • 2 Cups Dry Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 2 Stalks of Celery
  • 1/2 a Cucumber
  • 2 TBSP Basil
  • 2 Cups Edamame
  • Handful of Sunflower Seeds

Dressing

  • 1 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 and a half TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • Sweetener of your choice to taste

Instructions

Salad

  • Cook quinoa as per package instructions, set aside to cool to room temperature or place in the fridge to cool completely
  • While cooking the quinoa, chop the red pepper, celery, cucumber and basil
  • Add all the salad ingredients into a bowl. Once quinoa is cooled, add to your veggie mix

Dressing

  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk
  • As people’s preferences for dressing are different, adjust to your taste
  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl
  • Do not add all the dressing at once, add small amounts, stir and taste to see if it has reached your desired amount
  • Bonus if you have left over dressing for another salad!

About the Author

Brittany Gerrie

Holistic and Sports Nutrition

Toronto

Health and nutrition has been a passion of mine, even from a young age. As a teenager I researched clean eating diets, and with my...

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