Enjoy these quick and simple vegan quinoa salads for a hearty and wholesome meal or side dish. From Southwest to Thai Peanut, there is a quinoa salad recipe for everyone.
I love a good quinoa salad.
Quinoa salads are my go-to when it comes to potlucks and shared meals because they are so versatile and hearty enough to be a meal on their own (you know, if the potluck selection is not very vegan friendly). They are also one of my favorite light summer meals because they are packed with protein (quinoa being one of the few plant-based foods that contain all 9 essential amino acids) nutrients, flavor, and so much more.
Today I’ve rounded up 9 of the best quinoa salad recipes for you to keep on hand this summer. From Thai Peanut to Mediterranean to Southwest, I am sure you will find a few quinoa salad recipes worth trying.
Let’s get started!
I’m loving this refreshing Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Corn, Beans, and Peaches from Yummy Mummy Kitchen. A salad filled with summer fruits and vegetables and Tex-Mex flavors, this is the perfect barbecue side salad.
This Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad makes the perfect stand alone meal. Tri-color quinoa mixed with bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, and red cabbage then tossed in a spicy peanut sauce, this quinoa salad recipe will have you licking the bowl.
This Watermelon Quinoa Salad with Herbed Tofu Feta looks unbelievable refreshing and delicious. I love the blend of sweet watermelon, fresh mint and basil, and savory vegan cheese. Check out the full recipe from The Nut-Free Vegan.
Filled with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, red onions, and avocado and tossed with lemon pepper dressing, this Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is like a bulked up Tabouli. Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect summertime side salad.
Everyone needs a serving of this Superfood Bean Salad from Veganosity. With quinoa, black beans, and chickpeas all served over a bed of kale, this easy quinoa salad is packed with protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.
This Southwest Quinoa Salad is my go-to quinoa salad recipe. Filled with protein and flavor, it makes the perfect dish to bring to your summer potlucks. Add Beyond Meat Southwest Chicken Strips for a hearty stand alone meal.
This Kale Quinoa Salad with Maple Mustard Tempeh from From My Bowl is one of my favorites. Filled with protein and packed with flavor, I love the combination of the light and refreshing vegetables with the hearty savoriness of the tempeh.
This Springtime Quinoa Salad with Peas and Asparagus is mixed with asparagus, peas, and fresh basil then tossed in a lemony vinaigrette for a quick and simple springtime salad. Made in just 30 minutes.
A Black-Eyed Pea Quinoa Kale Salad from Garden in the Kitchen packed with protein and superfoods and topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas for a delightful quinoa salad recipe that is filled with nutrients and flavor.
There you have it! 9 Amazing Quinoa Salad Recipes. What is your favorite quinoa salad? If you give one of these recipe a try, let us know what you think in the comments below. Or snap a photo and share it on Instagram. Make sure to tag @mydarlingvegan so I can see your creations!
Written by My Darling Vegan