Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Quinoa Salad (GF) — Trying to keep meals healthier and lighter? I use tri-colored quinoa and while I don’t think it tastes much different than white quinoa, I like the added color but use your favorite. In a small bowl add the parsley, mint, white balsamic vinegar… Sometimes I think I like the idea of quiona better than the quinoa itself. In a saucepan, add 1-½ cups of water and bring to a boil. I can always count on you for great recipes to plan for my late week/weekend cooking! After the quinoa is … Want to turn it into a main course? But the fresh veggies and the chewiness of the bulgur is awesome with the tabbouleh which is why I couldn’t pick a fave either! Shake dressing again then pour over salad and toss. You get a layer of tender spring lettuces, hearty quinoa, crunchy toasted almonds, bold parmesan, chewy bright sun dried tomatoes and a final finish of a tangy, rich balsamic vinaigrette. Easy, healthy and tons of flavor! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Let the quinoa cook until all the liquid has been absorbed. I bet persimmon would be awesome, or even apples. Make this easy, refreshing and satisfying salad! Add the water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice (zest the lemon before juicing it), salt, pepper, reduce the heat to low, cover pan, and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until all liquid has been absorbed. And Well Written Step by Step. Grilled Shrimp {with Honey Garlic Marinade}, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: Cinnabon Copycat Recipe, No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites Recipe {Gluten-Free, Vegan}, Grilled Vegetables with Basil Pecan Pesto, Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken (Instant Pot). I made it the other day and of course had to taste it right away. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! I really like it – now I must go hide some so I can take it for lunch tomorrow. Everything came out phenomenal, which is not something I can say for other cooking blog sites. You’ll love this combination of goodness! I love the sweetness and tang if offers a dish. Transfer the quinoa mixture to a large bowl and stir in the sun-dried tomatoes… Bright flavors and loads of texture! Love the sun dried tomatoes in this salad!! Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and add the sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, almonds, lemon zest, and stir to combine. They pair perfectly with this mellowly sweet and tangy balsamic dressing and the nutty quinoa and almonds. I am wondering if I can print out several copies of your “print recipe” to hand out at the women’s night. I Spend Most Of the time ready your recipes here. I’m normally indifferent to quinoa. OH. I adore sun dried tomatoes…more than most people I think! I eat a plant-based, whole-foods diet, so this recipe is great!!! To make this accidentally vegan quinoa salad, you’ll need: Cook the onion in an oiled skillet until it softens. Healthy never tasted so good! Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing – Fast, easy, fresh and healthy! I love this salad too (a personal favorite) and glad you will definitely make it again! (Tonite for dinner I’m making your quinoa salad recipe with lemon and sundries tomatoes). You get a layer of tender spring lettuces, hearty quinoa, crunchy toasted almonds, bold parmesan, chewy bright sun dried tomatoes and a final finish of a tangy, rich balsamic vinaigrette. The recipes you have are quite interesting especially for vegans and even those people who are not really vegan but are trying to work on having a healthy diet. Post is brought to you by Fisher. Easily adaptable based on what’s in your fridge!! That is wonderful and I do know what you mean about not all recipe sites and blogs are created equal but I am glad you’ve had success with mine :). While the quinoa cools, make the dressing. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you are appreciating my recipes! It was really good. That CRUNCH. Is that strange?? I used cashew nut instead of almond and it tasted equally delicious! Seriously, each one gets better than the last. This recipe looks really great though, maybe you converted both of us! I stumbled across this recipe while browsing pinterest for sundried tomato recipes and decided to give it a try since I actually had ALL of the ingredients in my pantry. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It was super easy and the flavors are awesome. Cooking with pumpkin, Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Quinoa Salad, Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad with Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette, Green Powerhouse Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette, BLT Chopped Salad with Homemade Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing, https://www.averiecooks.com/2017/08/quinoa-cherry-goat-cheese-salad.html, extra-large yellow onion, peeled and diced small, 2 tablespoons lemon juice (zest the lemon before juicing it), 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (about 3 ounces), sliced thinly (I use dry rather than oil-packed but oil-packed may be drained and substituted). Would it work with pecans instead of almonds? Packed with so much flavor! Remove from heat, fluff quinoa with a for, and let cool to room temperature. I'm so glad you've found my site! I love the flavors and textures. Healthy never tasted so good!! I would chop them finely though. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. :) You’ve gotta try this…it will not disappoint!!!! I absolutely love this salad and have turned a few local friends onto it.