Summer quinoa salad with dijon vinaigrette. A simple salad made with quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh summer herbs. Stir in a zesty Dijon vinaigrette for a delicious and light summer meal.

Quinoa Salad with Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette [Vegan]

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Serves

4

Cooking Time

15

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Ingredients

For the Quinoa Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa, dry
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 cups English cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onion, sliced

For the Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard (or prepared mustard)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Preparation

  1. Cook Quinoa: Rinse quinoa under a fine mesh sieve if desired. Add to a small saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 15 minutes or until the water has been absorbed. Let it cool.
  2. Prepare the dressing: In a blender, add all the vinaigrette ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and green onion to a medium bowl. Add the cooled quinoa and dressing. Toss it all together until combined. Serve warm or cold.
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