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Quinoa in salad is such a great and satisfying mixture! You can add in any vegetables that you have on hand, so it’s a great recipe to help clean out your fridge! Enjoy this dish as it's own meal, or serve alongside your favorite main course vegan dish!

Quinoa Salad with Turmeric Tahini Dressing [Vegan]

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For the Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, raw or gently steamed (depending on your preference)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dried, sweetened cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Tip the quinoa into a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients and set it aside to cool.
  2. While the quinoa is cooling, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients until emulsified.
  3. Add the remaining salad ingredients to the quinoa and mix well. Stir in the dressing and serve right away. If packing the salad in a lunchbox, store the dressing separately and mix before eating.


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