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Summer Fresh Quinoa Salad
Summer Fresh Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This is such a satisfying and wonderful summer fresh quinoa salad filled with cherry tomatoes, spinach, zucchini and basil! 

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Quinoa Salad, Salad, Vegetables
Servings: 6
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 10.5 ounces cherry tomatoes about a pint, halved
  • 1 whole zucchini diced small
  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 6 leaves fresh basil roughly chopped
  • salad dressing your favorite kind to taste
  1. First, pre-heat the oven to 350. Then get a small pot on the stove and bring the stock to a low boil in it. Pour in the quinoa and give it a stir, then cover the pot and turn the heat to low. Let the quinoa cook until tender for about 10-12 minutes. The little tendrils should pop out and the liquid all cooked off. While the quinoa cooks, transfer the halved cherry tomatoes and diced zucchini into a baking dish. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and toss everything well to coat the veggies. Get the baking dish into the hot oven to roast the veggies for about 15 minutes. The zucchini should get tender but not be turned to mush. 

  2. Take the cooked quinoa and fluff it up with a fork when it is done. Then transfer it to a large bowl and toss it thoroughly with the roasted zucchini and tomatoes, the spinach, almonds and basil. Dress it with your favorite salad dressing (I found a wonderful avocado cilantro yogurt based one) and serve immediately warm or at room temperature! It also is fantastic chilled. 

Nutrition Facts
Summer Fresh Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1.1g7%
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 23.3g8%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 2.8g3%
Protein 6.2g12%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.