Totally Satisfying Quinoa Salads are just that! A refreshing twist on to dairy free, nutrient packed salads that make great dinners and leftovers for lunch!
Did You Know?
Quinoa often referred to as a Super-food because of the dense nutrition in this grain. It is high in fiber and full of high quality protein. One cup of cooked quinoa has 40 fewer calories than the same amount of white rice, boasting 15 times less carbohydrates than white rice. While already packing a healthy punch with more protein than any other grain, it contains iron and potassium. When you treat yourself with just one half cup of quinoa, you will be filling your body with 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. So important in our healthy lifestyles to have these two nutrients. Now go check out these Totally Satisfying Quinoa Salads below!
If you have ever had quinoa before, and it tasted bitter, there is a simple solution. A quick rinse in cold water is the answer. You will need a strainer, but the best kind for rinsing quinoa is a mesh strainer because the holes are smaller and it will not slip through the strainer holes. Simply, rinse the quinoa until the water runs clear. This will remove the bitter taste, then cook as you had planned.
Manufacturers typically take care of this step for you but if it isn’t rinsed well enough, it can still be bitter. If this step was skipped completely you will definitely want to rinse. Thankfully, it only takes a moment to fully rinse the quinoa, them simply cook as intended.
Yum! Roasted butternut squash paired with quinoa and pumpkin seeds and much more this will keep you wanting seconds! This salad is great warm or cold which is why it’s perfect as leftovers for lunch!
Get the Recipe: Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad by Well Plated
It’s refreshing and delicious! This salad is easy to pack up and enjoy while on the go. Loaded with vegetables and a refreshing lemon dressing you will not be able to resist making this dairy free salad for your next picnic!
Get the Recipe: Favorite Quinoa Salad by Cookie and Kate
Do you need a quick easy recipe to throw together to enjoy on your back porch in the sun? This recipe is totally satisfying and the feta cheese is optional! It’s Summer refreshing!
Get the Recipe: Moroccan Chicken Quinoa Salad by Bewitchen Kitchen
Pairing fruits and vegetables together makes for a refreshing Summer salad. What I love about this salad is it fits so well as leftovers for lunch. Load up your bowl and enjoy this delicious Summer salad.
Get the Recipe: Summer Quinoa Salad by The Endless Meal
An edgy and delicious recipe that twists up a traditional quinoa salad with Thai flavors and bursting with vegetables. The cashews add a delightful crunch to this Thai Totally Satisfying Quinoa Salad will keep you saying MORE PLEASE!
Get the Recipe: Thai Quinoa Salad by A Spicy Perspective
It says breakfast bowl but nothing is stopping you from having this for dinner or lunch! With a poached egg to top oozing over the salad you can’t help but enjoy it to the last bite. With the added beets and avocado you are sure to have a nutritious bowl that will keep you filling full long into the day!
Get the Recipe: Meal Prep Beet Quinoa Breakfast Bowl by Eat the Gains