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Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe

Vegetarian and vegan whole grain quinoa salad

This quinoa salad recipe is surprisingly tasty and healthy! Whole grain quinoa cooks quicker than most grains and is an excellent source of protein with about 11 grams of protein per cup of cooked quinoa. Feel free to experiment by adding different veggies such as zucchini, corn or even kale or spinach greens.

Users have also given this recipe five out of five stars, so you can be sure you'll likely love it just as much as others have. This is also a low-calorie vegetarian recipe, with just 270 calories per serving. What's not to love?

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups raw whole grain quinoa
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup lightly steamed broccoli florets
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • dash salt and pepper, to taste (sea salt tastes best)


Cook quinoa in vegetable broth until it fluffs up, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While quinoa is cooking, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves and salt and pepper.

When quinoa is finished cooking, allow to cool slightly then, toss with vegetables and lemon juice mix, stirring to combine well. Add more salt and pepper to taste, and chill before serving.

Makes 6 servings of quinoa salad.

Nutritional information, per serving:
Calories Per Serving: 270, Total Fat: 10.5g, 16% RDA, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, 8% RDA
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0% RDA
Sodium: 518mg, 22% RDA
Total Carbohydrates: 34.5g, 11% RDA
Dietary Fiber: 4.4g, 18% RDA
Protein: 10.4g
Vitamin A 21%, Vitamin C 75%, Calcium 5%, Iron 15%

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