Of the many different ways that quinoa can be enjoyed, incorporated into a fresh, delicious salad is certainly one of the best. Quinoa takes a basic salad up a notch by adding dimensions of heartiness and nutrition while also adding sustainable energy to keep you full and energized all day long. The addition of quinoa to a salad also gives you those extra grams of protein that create a balanced and healthy meal. If you are in search of quinoa salad recipes to step up your lunch or dinner game, Keen One has got you covered!
Idea 1: @sunkissed_palette Fall Quinoa Salad with Kabocha Squash
For those days when you are craving some leafy greens, this colorful arugula-based salad is a definite must-try. It combines arugula with cherry tomatoes, steamed kabocha squash, and white quinoa to create an autumnal lunch or dinner. If you are not familiar with kabocha squash, it is a Japanese squash with a fluffy texture that tastes like a sweet potato mixed with pumpkin. Yum! The white quinoa adds a nutty, earthy flavor to tie this salad together.
Idea 2: Corn, Black Bean, and Quinoa Salad
For a more creative twist on a traditional quinoa salad, this fresh and tangy corn, black bean, and quinoa salad is sure to satisfy! Just combine canned corn, black beans, chopped cilantro, and a Keen One Chipotle Quinoa Cup, season with salt and pepper, and dress with lemon juice, lime juice, and olive oil. This quinoa salad recipe is so simple and easy yet tasty and filling.
Idea 3: @ranjithaprabhu Falafel Quinoa Salad
This plant-based, flavor packed quinoa salad recipe makes an exciting and healthful lunch or dinner. It pairs Keen One Harissa Red Pepper Quinoa Cup with delicious complementary flavors such as onions and bell peppers on top of a romaine lettuce and cucumber base. The addition of falafel makes this quinoa salad extra hearty.