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How to Make Quinoa Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Mediterranean, Vegan
Keyword: vegan salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Angie


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup or honey
  • Box of microgreens
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups quinoa cold cooked
  • 1 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 jar capers
  • 2 large avocado pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 3 oz basil fresh chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, capers, cucumber, tomatoes, basil, peppers, and onions.
  • Mix salad with dressing and add salt and pepper. Stir until salad is fully coated with the dressing.
  • Top it with sliced avocado and microgreens then serve it.