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Quick Quinoa Salad

Quick Quinoa Salad

When it’s hot outside, it’s more enjoyable to relax than stand over a hot stove in the kitchen. To help speed up meal prep… try this quick quinoa salad! This dish can be ready in under 30 minutes and is a “one pot meal” making it easy to serve and clean up! You can vary this recipe by using brown rice, wild rice or even a whole-wheat pasta noodles instead of quinoa. Also try mixing up the veggies and beans depending on what you have on hand or like!

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Quick Quinoa Salad

Makes 4 servings 


1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed

1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans

2 small avocados

1 medium cucumber, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

1 large carrot, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 lemon, juiced

Pinch of sea salt

Optional: fresh herbs such as cilantro or parsley


In a medium pan, bring water to a boil, add quinoa, and reduce to a simmer and then cover with a lid. Let quinoa cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, drain and rinse beans and add to a large bowl, which you’ll use to mix all the ingredients together. Next, cut avocado in half lengthwise, remove pit and score the avocado with a knife making squares without piercing the skin. Spoon avocado out with a spoon and add to the large mixing bowl. Next, wash and chopped all veggies and herbs and add to the mixing bowl. When quinoa is finished cooking add to the bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and fresh herbs. Toss everything together and enjoy!

This Dish Is:

  • Vegan
  • Plant-based
  • Dairy-free
  • Soy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Delicious

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I shared how to make this recipe on ABCs KATU news for a fun “Commit 2 Be Fit” segment. You can watch the segment below!

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Megan Roosevelt

Megan Roosevelt is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Host, Video Producer as well as the founder and CEO of Healthy Grocery Girl®

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