Summer Quinoa Salad

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Summer Quinoa Salad

Perfect salad for weekend meal preps!

I first came up with this salad when I was teaching cooking classes. The goal was to create a gluten free fresh tasting salad that could be eaten all week long and I smashed that goal! It has since become one of my family’s favorite salads.

Make it up on Sunday and eat it all week long. For best results later in the week I recommend adding the tomatoes and cucumbers the night before.

Cooking with Teresa Online Cookbook & Meal Planner Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoons Fresh Dill chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Chives
  • 1 cup Carrots chopped
  • 1 whole Large Cucumber
  • 2 whole Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/2 whole Lime juice and zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  • Rinse and drain quinoa (to help release any bitter flavors). Combine vegetable stock and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy, about 15 minutes.
  • Allow Quinoa to cool 5 minutes once cooking is done. Combine parsley, dill, chives, carrots, cucumber and tomato in a medium bowl.
  • Juice and zest 1/2 lime, adding both to the veggie mixture. Add salt and mix well. Stir in cooked quinoa and garnish with additional herbs as desired.


This is one of those recipes that tastes best as leftovers.  Make this up on the weekend for a fast and easy side dish later in the week!

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A little bit about Teresa 

Teresa is a Web Designer and Web Design Coach with a long lasting love of food. From healthy and energizing to indulgent decadence there is something for everyone. 


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