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Healthy Vegan Quinoa Salad

Healthy Vegan Quinoa Salad
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This vegan quinoa salad is super healthy, simple to make, and packed with vegetables! It can be served as a full meal, or as a side dish.

I love a dish that can give me everything I need for a full meal in one bowl. That’s exactly what this vegan quinoa salad does!!

It is packed with vegetables, chickpeas, and of course quinoa, all in one serving. With this salad, you don’t have to worry about cooking a separate vegetable or grain dish, or getting enough protein. It’s all included!

Vegan quinoa salad with avocado topping.

This quinoa salad is also very easy to make. Just cook the quinoa, then mix it with all the vegetables and the chickpeas.

Vegetables in this salad are:

  • Green onion
  • Red onion
  • Red pepper
  • Cucumber
  • Corn
Ingredients for vegan quinoa salad.

The dressing for this quinoa salad is my Vegan Salad Dressing with Tahini and Mustard. I suggest using 1 to 1.5 cups of dressing for this recipe, but feel free to add more!

Add-ins for this quinoa salad

After mixing all of the salad ingredients with the dressing, I like to add half an avocado to my serving. This really gives the salad a flavour boost and provides some healthy fats! Make sure you just add the avocado to the salad right before you eat it because it won’t keep well in the fridge for very long. Don’t mix it into the whole salad unless it will all be eaten at once!

You can also add any of your other favourite vegetables to this recipe!

This recipe makes a very large portion of approximately 7 cups. It makes a great dish for a group of people or for meal prepping, but if you want less just half the recipe.

The dressing for this quinoa salad is my Vegan Salad Dressing with Tahini and Mustard. I suggest using 1 to 1.5 cups of dressing for this recipe, but feel free to add more!

Healthy Vegan Quinoa Salad

This quinoa and chickpea salad is refreshing and healthy! It’s super simple to make and is a
great recipe for a dinner get-together or for meal-prepping.
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, vegan
Servings: 7 cups

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup corn frozen
  • 1 ½ cups chickpeas
  • 1-1 ½ cups dressing

Dressing Ingredients (Makes 2 cups)

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Take out frozen corn to thaw it.
  • Cook the quinoa on the stove.
  • Prepare the salad dressing while the quinoa cooks: Add all dressing ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Once quinoa is cooked, add all salad ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour on 1-1.5 cups of the dressing and mix. Save the rest of the dressing in the fridge.

Notes

Store salad in the fridge for up to a week.


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