Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad is a healthy and delicious salad. This bright and colorful salad is also a great summertime recipe. For this particular salad, I made my own homemade dressing with ginger. Ginger gives a refreshing kick to the salad. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and also high in protein.

This recipe will serve 4.

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Quinoa Salad Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 large romaine lettuce chopped, discard the outside leaves
  • 2 cup arugula
  • 1cup English cucumber cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 medium size tomato diced
  • 1 orange peeled and diced
  • About 1/4 cup feta cheese


  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, I am using rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard (rai) powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice*


  1. For dressing: add all the dressing ingredients together mix it well making sure sugar is dissolved. Set aside. * To make ginger juice shred the ginger using fine shredder or zester, and squeeze the juice with fingers.
  2. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until all the water has been absorbed, this will take about 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a salad bowl layered all the ingredients, spread the lettuce, arugula, quinoa save about 1/4 cup, then cucumber, tomatoes, and orange. Drizzle the salad dressing, sprinkle the saved quinoa and the last spread the feta cheese.


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10 thoughts on “Quinoa Salad

  1. Thank you! I can’t wait to try this with company coming over this week. And the three feet of snow outside only make it more enticing!

  2. I love this salad. I keep prepped ingredients separate so I can take it to work. I just put it all together when I’m ready to eat it.

  3. Whats mustard powder? Can I make it at home? If yes how?

    Also, fresh oranges tend to turn bitter if kept open. So do I need to add it just before serving?

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