10 Healthy Quinoa Salad Recipes!

Easy to prepare and graced with a delightful nutty flavor, quinoa is a versatile ingredient that can serve as an excellent base for a wide variety of healthy and satisfying salads. And while grains in grain-based salads can often feel more like filler than anything else, quinoa is high in protein, calcium, magnesium, and iron, making it a wholesome complement to the other fruits and veggies in the salad. Ready to get started? Here are 10 quinoa salad recipes that make full use of this nutritious grain’s versatility.

  • 10 Healthy Quinoa Recipes! 1 of 11
    10 delicious and healthy quinoa salads to make with everyone's favorite grain!
  • How to Make Quinoa Perfectly 2 of 11
    Before you get to work on your salad, you'll need to know the best way to make the fluffiest quinoa possible. Click through for the low-down, and the recipe for this yummy quinoa pilaf!
    Learn how to make perfect quinoa
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Curried Quinoa Salad with Mango and Black Beans 3 of 11
    This quinoa salad has a fresh and fruity taste and travels well, making it perfect for packed lunches and potlucks.
    Make curried quinoa salad with mango and black beans
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Quinoa Salad with Leeks and Feta 4 of 11
    Leeks and feta pair up to give this quinoa salad a Mediterranean flair.
    Make quinoa salad with leeks and feta
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Curried Quinoa Wraps 5 of 11
    Have your quinoa salad in a wrap! This one features tasty spring veggies like peas and carrots.
    Make curried quinoa wraps
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Quinoa Salad with Squash and Greens 6 of 11
    Quinoa, squash, and greens are all among the most healthy things you can eat. Combine them together, and they are also among the most delicious.
    Make quinoa salad with squash and greens
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  • Quinoa Salad with Kale and Feta 7 of 11
    In this nutritious salad, quinoa teams up with kale to make a super-healthy dish perfect for lunch or dinner.
    Make quinoa salad with kale and feta
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Quinoa Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Apples, and Goji Berries 8 of 11
    This quinoa salad with apples, pumpkin seeds, and berries is so sweet, you'd swear it's a dessert. Perfect for introducing quinoa to family members who are leery of new things.
    Make a quinoa salad with pumpkin seeds, apples, and goji berries
    Image: Jennifer Leal
  • Confetti Quinoa Salad 9 of 11
    This basic quinoa recipe is a surefire favorite with kids.
    Make confetti quinoa salad
    Image: Jennifer Leal
  • Quinoa Tabbouleh 10 of 11
    Love tabbouleh but trying to cut back on wheat? Quinoa makes a great substitute.
    Make quinoa tabbouleh
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  • Cranberry, Orange, and Scallion Quinoa Salad 11 of 11
    This easy quinoa salad features a lovely blend of tart, sweet, and pungent flavors.
    Make cranberry, orange, scallion and orange salad
    Image: Jennifer Leal

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