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Lemon Quinoa Salad Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free Side Dishes)

This lemon quinoa salad recipe is packed with fresh vegetables and herbs in a simple lemon vinaigrette! It’s simple, delicious, and loaded with fresh ingredients.

This lemony quinoa salad is perfect for a summer pot puck, BBQ side dish, or an easy plant-based meal prep recipe. This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and SO delicious. It’s a fantastic salad for everyone at your table.

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Summer is in full swing, and we are enjoying all the fresh garden produce we can! This bright and flavorful lemon quinoa salad is the perfect dish welcome in 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?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

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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.

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 ideas to help you prep, keep, and eat!

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Simple Lemon Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Kelly Jensen
This simple lemon quinoa salad is packed with fresh vegetables 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 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Salad

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa *see video below for how to cook quinoa in a rice cooker.
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh parsley

For the Dressing

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, chopped cucumber, chickpeas, 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.

Video

Notes

Save Money on Fresh Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every week or so and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!shed avocado worked wonders!

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 199mgPotassium: 494mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 946IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 3mg
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