Light and Easy Quinoa Salad

This Light and Easy Quinoa Salad is made with a combination of fresh vegetables and then drizzle with a lemon honey vinaigrette that gives the salad a nice touch. It only takes 15 minutes to make, and it’s so fulfilling.


If you are looking for something light and easy, this Quinoa Salad is the recipe for you!

Today, I decided to make this vegetarian Quinoa Salad. I like to make recipes like this one for a quick healthy lunch. This simple salad is perfect for a quick lunch, picnics, or as a simple side dish. 

This is what you’ll need to make this Quinoa Salad


This vegetarian quinoa salad is a great source of fiber, vitamins and high in protein. 


The first step is to cook the quinoa.  While the quinoa is cooking, dice all the vegetables. To cook the quinoa, follow the package instructions or go to my simple recipe to cook quinoa.

Fresh-ingredients-for-quinoa-salad-recipe-by-asimpletweakThen, combine the cooked quinoa with all the diced vegetables and some raisins.


Making this salad is as easy as cutting all your veggies in the 15 minutes that it takes to cook the quinoa. Proceed to mix everything and voila a healthy and delicious salad in just minutes. Chill before serving. This quinoa salad tastes even better the next day, and It’s also a great recipe to make in advance.


I guarantee you will impress anyone who tastes this vegetarian quinoa salad


Below you will find an easily printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

Until the next one…




Light and Easy Quinoa Salad

If you are looking for something light and easy to make, this is the recipe for you. This quinoa salad is made with fresh vegetables and drizzle with a lemon honey vinaigrette.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Quinoa Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 706kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup cucumbers mini
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sweet peppers
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup red onion

Ingredients for the vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Cook quinoa. Follow the quinoa package instructions or, you can follow my simple recipe on how to cook quinoa
  • While the quinoa it’s cooking, dice all the vegetables
  • Next, combine the cooked quinoa with all diced vegetables and add some raisins.


  • In a small container, combine the lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt and, black pepper.
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the quinoa combination and refrigerate for at least half -hour . Enjoy!


This Quinoa Salad tastes even better the next day and It’s also a great recipe to make in advance to take your picnic adventures!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 706kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2380mg | Potassium: 1989mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 3335IU | Vitamin C: 272.8mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 8.2mg

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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