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quinoa veggie salad
Quinoa Veggie Salad with a Lemon Pesto Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quinoa veggie salad is a simple meal full of flavors. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan. Dinner ready in under 30 minutes!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 549 kcal
Author: Vicky
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small cucumbers quartered and sliced
  • 1 bunch mint chopped
  • a few green onions chopped
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon zested
  • a bunch of pea sprouts chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pesto use vegan pesto for dairy free version, or vegan version
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a pot and add garlic. Cook until just aromatic and add quinoa. Lightly cook until just toasted. Add 1 1/2 cups water or stock to the quinoa, bring to a boil, add salt, reduce heat and simmer, covered until cooked through (15-20 minutes)
  2. In a small bowl combine pesto, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Once quinoa is cooked add all remaining ingredients to the quinoa pot and stir until mixed through.
  4. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Veggie Salad with a Lemon Pesto Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 966mg28%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Vitamin C 27.7mg34%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.