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Simple Lemon Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This healthy lemon quinoa salad is packed with fresh vegetables and herbs in a simple lemon vinaigrette! Easy to make, and ready in 10 minutes. This lemony quinoa salad is perfect for a summer pot puck, BBQ side dish, or an easy vegan meal prep recipe.

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In these last few weeks of summer, we are enjoying all the fresh garden produce we can! This bright and flavorful lemon quinoa salad is the perfect dish to bid farewell to the summer months. Made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley, this good-for-you quinoa lemon salad is bursting with flavor.

This Lemon Quinoa Salad Recipe Is:

  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Citrusy
  • Earthy
  • Packed with fresh produce
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free
  • A great recipe for vegan meal prep

 

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The Perfect Vegetarian Summer Side Dish Recipe

This lemon quinoa salad couldn’t be easier to make! Just add cooked quinoa, veggies of your choice, some fresh herbs, and whip up a 5 minute lemon dressing. And lunch or dinner is served! This is a great salad to bring to a end-of-season potluck, it’s a total crowd pleaser. One of my favorite vegan or vegetarian side dishes, and something everyone at the table will love.  And you can make it ahead of time.  Prepare the salad the day before the party, cover and refrigerate for a day.  Before serving, toss with a little extra lemon juice and olive oil, and you’re all set.

What’s In This Lemon Quinoa Salad?

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How Do I Make This Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette?

  1. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, chopped cucumber, tomatoes, and parsley. Toss well to combine.
  2. In a mason jar, add all the dressing ingredients: olive oil, fresh lemon juice, mustard, garlic salt, and garlic. Seal with an air right lid and shake well to combine.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad, and toss well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt and pepper if desired.

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Make Ahead Quinoa Salad for Entertaining

This lemony quinoa salad is a fantastic and simple recipe to make ahead. Great for a busy weeknight, for entertaining, or just for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.  I like to prep this salad of these ahead of time, and save it in the fridge for later.  Having ready cooked meals in the fridge is a great way to enjoy home cooked meals when you don’t have time in the kitchen.  Check out all my make ahead meals on The Herbeevore for some inso to help you prep, keep, and eat!

 

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Simple Lemon Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Kelly Jensen
This healthy lemon quinoa salad is packed with fresh vegetbales and herbs in a simple lemon vinaigrette! Easy to make, and ready in 10 minutes.  Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and plant based a great summer side dish for entertaining, potlucks, or bbqs!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Salad

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh parsley

For the Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 lemons juiced (about 1/3 cup lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon whole mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or finely minced

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, chopped cucumber, tomatoes, and parsley.  Toss well to combine.
  • In a mason jar, add all the dressing ingredients: olive oil, fresh lemon juice, mustard, garlic salt, and garlic.  Seal with an air right lid and shake well to combine.
  • Pour dressing over the salad, and toss well.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt and pepper if desired.
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