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Appetizers and Sides
Oct
24
2018

Quinoa Party Salad

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My Quinoa Party Salad is perfect for a crowd, packed with your favorite salad ingredients!  A quick quinoa salad recipe for any party!

Quinoa Salad

Your next party is about to get even more delicious with my Quinoa Party Salad!  Great for game day gatherings, Sunday dinners, baby showers, birthdays….you name it, this one is a colorful crowd favorite.

For more quinoa salad recipes see:

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad

Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad

How To Prepare Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

You’ll need some of your favorite salad ingredients for my Quinoa Salad.  The good news is, you can interchange vegetables, nuts and cheese to your own liking.  It’s a nice time to go through your produce in the refrigerator and see what you can use up.  The ingredients above are my favorites, but feel free to mix it up!

Quinoa Salad

I like to serve this dish on a large serving tray over a bed of fresh baby arugula.  You can also choose your own greens for the base, or just serve the quinoa on its’ own in a serving bowl.

Quinoa Salad

Prepare the homemade vinaigrette and pour half over the cooked quinoa, stirring to combine.

Quinoa Salad

To the bowl, add the green onion.

Quinoa Salad

Kalamata Olives, chopped.

Quinoa Salad

Roasted, salted pistachios.

Quinoa Salad

Red sweet peppers, chopped.

Quinoa Salad

Quartered cucumbers.

Quinoa Salad

Crumbled Feta Cheese.

Quinoa Salad

Give the Quinoa Salad a good mix, drizzle the remaining dressing, stirring to combine.  Store in an airtight container, chilled until ready to serve.

Quinoa Salad

Tips For Making Quinoa Salad

*Use a nice large serving tray to serve your Quinoa Party Salad

*Customize your Quinoa Party Salad with your favorite chopped vegetables, cheeses and nuts.

*Add cooked shredded chicken for another variety.

*Store leftover salad in an airtight container for 3-5 days in refrigerator.

Quinoa Party Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, party food, quinoa, quinoa salad, salad
Servings: 15
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
Homemade Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Quinoa Salad
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted pistachios
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet mild red peppers
  • 2 cups quartered English Cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 4 cups loosely packed Arugula leaves
Instructions
  1. To prepare vinaigrette, place olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  2. To prepare quinoa salad, place cooked, cooled quinoa into a large mixing bowl. Add half of dressing, stirring to combine.  Add green onion, olives, pistachios, peppers, cucumbers, Feta Cheese and Parmesan Cheese. Gently toss to combine. Slowly pour in remaining dressing, stirring to combine. Take a spoon to taste, add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed. Store in an airtight container, chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  3. To serve, place a bed of arugula onto a large serving tray. Top with quinoa salad. Serve chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Party Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Potassium 474mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 18.6%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    oh this looks and sounds amazing! The only thing I would change is I would use normal black olives because I’m not a fan of the other kind. Regardless, this sounds fantastic and I just might make it this weekend!

  3. 3

    I really like this salad. This was an amazing test. Thanx for sharing this post.

  4. 4

    I needed a good salad to make up for my ice cream and carrot cake indiscretions lately, and this looks beautiful. I love how the tomatoes really pop.


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