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Summer Quinoa Salad by Tina

Summer Quinoa Salad by Tina


  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (or water)
  • 2 salad tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 summer squash, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest  from ½ a lemon
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Rinse the quinoa in a sieve under cold water and combine with the stock (or water) in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiliing, lower the heat to a simmer and cook about 12-15 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Remove the quinoa from heat, fluff with a fork, and set aside to cool.

Combine the tomatoes, onion, carrot, squash, cucumber, lemon zest, and herbs in a bowl. When the quinoa has cooled to room temperature, add it to the veggies/herbs and mix well. Mix together the olive oil and lemon juice and add to the salad. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste and enjoy!

Makes about 6-8 servings.

Nutrition Info
Each of 6 servings: 192 calories; 6 grams protein; 24 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams fiber; 3 grams sugar; 9 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 0 grams cholesterol.

Intern Tina G

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