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go-to quinoa salad

go-to quinoa salad

I call this my go-to because it's easy to make, packed with nutrients and yummy for lunch. I typically like to have black beans or chickpeas in my quinoa salads but you can put whatever veggies and protein you like! This recipe makes about 5 servings. 


  • 2 cups of quinoa
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow onion diced
  • 1 carrot, cut into half coins
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh basil chopped
  • 1 can of black beans (1 and 1/2 cups)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, squeezed (about 2 tablespoons of juice)
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil


Combine the two cups of quinoa with 4 cups of water in a pot.

Bring water to a boil.

Cover and reduce heat to low until quinoa is tender which takes about 10 minutes.

Strain the quinoa and toss with veggies and the dressing.

Pack for lunch! 


make it yourself: 3 ingredient nut milk

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