Quinoa Party Salad

This Quinoa Party Salad is perfect for serving a crowd. It’s a quick and easy side or appetizer recipe that’s packed with your favorite salad ingredients!

quinoa salad in serving bowl

 

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 check out my Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad

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quinoa salad ingredients

 

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!

What You’ll Need

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • honey
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • cooked quinoa
  • green onion
  • kalamata olives
  • pistachios
  • sweet peppers
  • cucumbers
  • feta cheese
  • argugula leaves

 

pouring dressing over quinoa

 

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

adding cucumbers to the quinoa salad bowl

 

 

 

 

Add all of your chopped vegetables and ingredients to the mixing bowl

 

preparing 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 in serving bowl

 

How To Serve

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.

How To Store Leftovers

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

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Quinoa Party Salad

This Quinoa Party Salad is perfect for serving a crowd. It's a quick and easy side or appetizer recipe that's packed with your favorite salad ingredients!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $25
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Equipment

  • Bowl
  • cutting board
  • chef knife
  • measuring cups
  • mixing spoon
  • large serving platter

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

  • To prepare vinaigrette, place olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • To serve, place a bed of arugula onto a large serving tray. Top with quinoa salad. Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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photo collage of quinoa salad

 

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