Cook quinoa according to package (except using vegetable broth, not water).
While quinoa is cooking, chop all veggies. In a large bowl, place cooked quinoa, veggies and seasonings and stir together. Place in fridge to get cool, and enjoy cold! EASY PEASY!
Tahini Lemon Dressing
In a small bowl whisk together 1/4 cup tahini, 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 clove garlic minced, 1/4 tsp. cayenne, salt and pepper to taste. Depending on how thick or runny your tahini is, you may need to add more olive oil to get the consistency you like.
If you don’t care for the tahini dressing – I love the Lemon Poppyseed dressing from my 6 Staple Summer Salad dressings blog post with this quinoa salad too!
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Made this tonight. Soooo good! I could barely even wait for it to chill. Thank you!
Aw yay! Thank you so much Shannan! So glad you love it. xo, Tawnie
Hearty and delish!
Ooh I have a quinoa salad on today too. Aren’t they the best- and hold up so well for leftovers! This one sounds delicious!
Yum! Totally agree. Thank you!
Love all the ingredients + I am still eating quinoa! Love it!
One of my daughters recently decided to try being a vegetarian, so I’ve been on the hunt for protein-packed options. This looks perfect.
Awesome:) I hope she likes it! Thank you.