6 Healthy and Delicious Quinoa Salad Recipes

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain that has gained popularity in recent years.  It’s a superfood that not only contains an impressive amount of protein, but it is one of the few grains that contains all nine essential amino acids.

Quinoa also provides a good source of fiber, iron, and several other important vitamins and minerals, plus it’s gluten free!

While there are so many ways you can include quinoa in your diet, one of the easiest, and my personal favorite, is to create delicious and healthy quinoa salads. 

Here are six recipes that are sure to make quinoa your new favorite superfood:

 

Healthy and Delicious Quinoa Salads1. Sweet Potato, Pomegranate, and Crispy Quinoa Salad // 2. Southwest Quinoa Salad// 3. Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette // 4. Summer Tomato and Cucumber Quinoa Salad // 5. Sweet Pineapple Chicken Quinoa Salad // 6. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

 

6 HEALTHY & DELICIOUS QUINOA SALADS

 1. Sweet Potato, Pomegranate, and Crispy Quinoa Salad

This salad “is one that will not leave you feeling deprived” ~ Wendy Polisi

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2. Southwest Quinoa Salad (Vegan)

This Southwest Quinoa Salad is a perfect mix of vegetables, grains and flavor and a nice variety compared to your typical lettuce salad.” ~ Chocolate Slopes

Southwest Quinoa Salad

 

3. Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This is “the perfect spring salad pairing sweet strawberries with earthy quinoa” ~ Healthy Aperture

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4. Summer Tomato and Cucumber Quinoa Salad

This summer tomato and cucumber quinoa salad is perfection! The salad dressing is light and refreshing. Loaded with feta cheese and fresh parsley, this salad makes a great side to any main course!” ~ Little Spice Jar

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5. Sweet Pineapple Chicken Quinoa Salad

“A light and healthy quinoa salad tossed in a flavorful spice mix, and loaded with healthy wholesome ingredients like grilled chicken, salted pistachios, and shredded coconut!” ~ Layers of Happiness

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6. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

“It’s healthy and PRETTY.” ~ Stuck on Sweet

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad