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Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad (quinoa). This colorful chilled salad recipe is packed with nutrition and fresh flavors of summer. It can be prepared in less than 30 minutes (with a bit more time for chilling) and is perfect with grilled meats or to go for picnics! - BoulderLocavore.com

{Quick and Light} Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad

This colorful, full-of-summer-flavor salad is a sure win for the hot weather season. Served chilled is becomes the perfect partner for grilled foods, picnics and outings. Packed with protein too!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa vegetable salad, summer quinoa salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 (5-6 cups salad)
Calories 321 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups Corn Kernels , fresh or frozen; cooked in boiling water for 1 minute, rinsed in cold water, drained and chilled*
  • ¾ cups Edamame (shelled), fresh or frozen; cooked in boiling water for 1 minute, rinsed in cold water, drained and chilled*
  • 2 cups cooked Rainbow Quinoa (any color quinoa will work), chilled
  • 1-15 ounce can Garbanzo beans , drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup Red Onion , finely diced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes , halved (_about 20 if small cherry tomatoes; 15 if large cherry tomatoes_)
  • ½ cup baby Carrots , sliced horizontally into rounds
  • ¼ cup fresh Basil , thinly sliced then diced
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese , crumbled
  • 2-3 tablespoons Lemon Juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or if storing before serving a container with lid, combine the all ingredients except the lemon juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, and salt and pepper. Stir to fully combine the ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl combine the lemon juice, olive oil, and rice vinegar. Pour over the salad and stir well to fully combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator, in a closed container until serving.

Recipe Notes

*corn kernels and edamame may be cooked together and chilled in the same container.

Nutrition Facts
{Quick and Light} Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 545mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 34.1%
Vitamin C 12.8%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 19.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.