Easy Quinoa Salad

This Easy Quinoa Salad is the BEST quinoa salad recipe! It is great for lunch, dinner, or the perfect side dish for potlucks and parties. 

 Easy Quinoa Salad is the BEST quinoa salad recipe! It is great for lunch, dinner, or the perfect side dish for potlucks and parties.

I am super excited for today, not because it is Monday, but because I am sharing my all-time favorite Easy Quinoa Salad with you. I guess I should apologize first, I don’t know why I haven’t already shared it with you. I make this quinoa salad almost every single week, but haven’t put it on the blog yet. Oops! Please forgive me! I think you will after you make it and taste it. I know it is going to become a staple in your house, just like it is in ours. And I made a video to show you how easy it is!

Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make. Great for lunch or dinner!

I love quinoa salads, a few of my favorites include:

I could eat a quinoa salad every single day.

Easy Quinoa Salad recipe made with simple and fresh ingredients. Perfect for lunch or dinner!

I REALLY love this easy quinoa salad because it is made with simple and fresh ingredients…and ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! YAY! You can whip this salad up at anytime.

So what’s in my favorite quinoa salad?

  • quinoa
  • spinach
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • avocado
  • green onion

The ingredients might seem super basic and that is because they are, but I promise you that’s a GOOD thing. We are bringing basic back! Oh, and there is also a rocking lemon dressing that takes about two seconds to whisk up that makes the salad the best quinoa salad ever. Don’t skip the easy dressing!

This quinoa salad is vegan and gluten-free too! It makes a great healthy lunch, dinner, or side dish to any meal. I love taking this simple quinoa salad to potlucks and parties because everyone loves it and it only takes me minutes to make!

Make this quick and easy Quinoa Salad part of your weekly routine. I guarantee you will love it!

Easy Quinoa Salad is the best quinoa salad recipe! Everyone loves this healthy salad!

Easy Quinoa Salad

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This fresh and healthy quinoa salad makes a great lunch or dinner. It is also a great side dish to any meal.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups cold cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, maple syrup or honey, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and green onions.
  3. Drizzle salad with dressing and gently stir until salad is coated with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.
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