Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad is a healthy and delicious salad. This bright and colorful salad is also a great summertime recipe. For this particular salad, I made my own homemade dressing with ginger. Ginger gives a refreshing kick to the salad. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and also high in protein.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large romaine lettuce chopped, discard the outside leaves
  • 2 cup arugula
  • 1 cup English cucumber cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 medium size tomato diced
  • 1 orange peeled and diced
  • About 1/4 cup feta cheese


  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, I am using rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard (rai) powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice*


  • For dressing: add all the dressing ingredients together mix it well making sure sugar is dissolved. Set aside. * To make ginger juice shred the ginger using fine shredder or zester, and squeeze the juice with fingers.
  • Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until all the water has been absorbed, this will take about 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a salad bowl layered all the ingredients, spread the lettuce, arugula, quinoa save about 1/4 cup, then cucumber, tomatoes, and orange. Drizzle the salad dressing, sprinkle the saved quinoa and the last spread the feta cheese.
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11 thoughts on “Quinoa Salad

  1. I love this salad. I keep prepped ingredients separate so I can take it to work. I just put it all together when I’m ready to eat it.

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