Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad: Perfect for a Satisfying Lunch

Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad: Perfect for a Satisfying Lunch

If you’re looking for a satisfying and healthy lunch, look no further than this quick and easy quinoa salad recipe. Packed with protein, fiber, and flavorful veggies, this salad is sure to fill you up and keep you energized throughout the day.

Quinoa Salad


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and drain.
  2. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan.
  3. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to low, and cover the saucepan with a lid.
  4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the broth is absorbed.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, chopped bell peppers, red onion, chickpeas, parsley, and the dressing.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Quinoa Salad Closeup

This quick and easy quinoa salad is perfect for a satisfying lunch, and it’s also a great option for meal prep. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy it over a few days. You can even experiment with different veggies, dressings, and seasonings to create your own unique spin on this delicious recipe.

Thanks for trying out this recipe. Bon appetit!