Summer Quinoa Salad

There are so many possible variations of this healthy, delicious quinoa salad. You really can add any vegetables you want! I’ve posted my favourite Mediterranean-inspired variation below.


  • 1 C rinsed quinoa
  • 1 1/2 C cold water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add quinoa, water and salt to a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and turn down the heat. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit an additional 5 minutes while still covered. Fluff with a fork and cool.


  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red, green or yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 C halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 C feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 C garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3+ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Add vegetables, feta cheese and garbanzo beans to cooled quinoa. Combine. Drizzle dressing over top and stir. Chill.


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