I make it often for warm-ish weather gatherings because it keeps really well even if it’s hot out. I mean, it’s quinoa and usually not too earth-shattering. (No mayo and great for outdoor events or lunch boxes!). Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad it was delicious! That CRUNCH. Add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar, cover with lid and shake to emulsify. It was really good. All your favorite taco flavors in one big kickin’ salad that everyone will love! I love the sweetness and tang if offers a dish. Strange. Add the quinoa and stir it into the onions and let it toast for about 30 seconds. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl and mix in the sun dried tomatoes, feta, and basil. Mix quinoa, lima beans, almonds, tomatoes, scallions, and mozzarella cheese together in a large bowl. Quinoa is more citrus-ey and I also think that the sundried tomatoes play that up, or that by adding them it somehow accentuates the citrus, and the nutty crunch is great. Easy, healthy and tons of flavor! Post is brought to you by Fisher. I use dry rather than oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes to keep things healthier. I made this for dinner and it did not disappoint–really good stuff!! The recipes you have are quite interesting especially for vegans and even those people who are not really vegan but are trying to work on having a healthy diet. This Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Salad is amazingly flavorful and has a the perfect blend of textures. In a saucepan, add 1-½ cups of water and bring to a boil. Thanks for trying the recipe and I love hearing what you thought of this one vs. the tabbouleh. Ok, I made this the other day and I’m so upset that I didn’t really like it. Add quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes. I love putting them in salads, and on sandwiches. originally published June 29, 2015 — last updated August 11, 2020 Pinned! #ThinkFisher. I love those shriveled little bits of sun kissed tomatoes, they might be small but they pack a lot of exciting gourmet flavor. Check this box to be notified by email with a reply. peanut butter comfort I made this many times earlier in the summer and I had to hide it from myself to have enough for evening bbq’s with friends that were coming over! And funny you said that about white versus color. They totally make it. Add the dry quinoa to the skillet and toast for about 30 seconds before adding in the water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Healthy never tasted so good! I pretty much just make a beeline for your site when I run out of ideas for dinner for my two kids, or when I want to try out a new cookie recipe. You get a layer of tender spring lettuces, hearty Taste, check for seasoning balance, and if necessary add more salt, pepper, or possibly a pinch of sugar if you prefer it sweeter to balance the acids, or a pinch of cayenne adds heat. We both liked the fresh veggies in the tabouleh and the chewiness of the bulgur. If you have a question regarding changing, altering, or making substitutions to the recipe, please check out the FAQ page for more info. Let the quinoa cook until all the liquid has been absorbed. Sometimes I think I like the idea of quiona better than the quinoa itself. Love the sun dried tomatoes in this salad!! // I bet persimmon would be awesome, or even apples. The salad is great right away but it’s a perfect make-ahead recipe because the flavors develop over time and I think it tastes better a day or two after making it. While the quinoa cools, make the dressing. I loved the flavors and the texture from the almonds. Yesterday I made your Chico chip cookies with bananas. I would chop them finely though. I hope this comment finds you well. I used brown quinoa but a tricolor blend will work great here too. I’ll definitely be making this one again! Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! Pinned this gorgeous salad :). Remove from heat, fluff quinoa with a for, and let cool to room temperature. Thank you for sharing this one with us. Tabbouleh — Never had it? It’s been far to long since I shared a salad recipe here. Zesty Quinoa Salad — Fast, easy, and fresh! Gotta try this–love all the texture and flavors. Learn how your comment data is processed. I can’t wait to try it and even without knowing what it tastes like I’m looking forward to the leftovers for my packed lunches. Healthy never tasted so good!! OH. I usually love all your recipes and this is the only one that hasn’t quite worked out for me. I made it the other day and of course had to taste it right away. :) Thanks for pinning! I love that you used sun-dried tomatoes here – I find that nothing can compare to their sweetness, and I’m totally addicted to them in the summer! Happy Fourth! & Mine is ended up being too sour for some reason. To make this accidentally vegan quinoa salad, you’ll need: Cook the onion in an oiled skillet until it softens. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sweet and Sour Zucchini Corn Salad – Packed with big, bold flavors and tons of crunch! Add the water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice (zest the lemon before juicing it), salt, pepper, reduce the heat to low, cover pan, and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until all liquid has been absorbed. (and no, I didn’t add salt). Packed with so much flavor! This looks soooo wonderful Averie. I am wondering if I can print out several copies of your “print recipe” to hand out at the women’s night. Skinny Mayo-Less Cabbage Salad (vegan, GF) – This healthy coleslaw isn’t coated with gobs of mayo and you won’t miss it! I can’t get enough of it! Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and add the sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, almonds, lemon zest, and stir to combine. Okay, totally adding this to my dinner recipe arsenal. That is wonderful and I do know what you mean about not all recipe sites and blogs are created equal but I am glad you’ve had success with mine :). You’ll love this combination of goodness! I added an orange pepper for extra crunch. Definitely making it again and I have passed it along to a friend. That’s all I have on hand. I eat a plant-based, whole-foods diet, so this recipe is great!!! And Well Written Step by Step. Pinned! This is so delicious and refreshing! Cook the quinoa and chill, or just use left over quinoa from a day or two ago. This is also good as morning pair to a cup of coffee. Please note: I have only made the recipe as written, and cannot give advice or predict what will happen if you change something. So much goodness in one super satisfying salad! It happens to be accidentally vegan, gluten-free, with no added sugar, and very little oil or salt. Cook the quinoa according to the tips I've listed above or package instructions. Is that strange?? I’m normally indifferent to quinoa. Subscribe now to learn the secret copycat recipes the restaurants don't want you to know about! Along those same lines, try this one if you liked this salad + goat cheese https://www.averiecooks.com/2017/08/quinoa-cherry-goat-cheese-salad.html Use any fruit that sounds good to you since I know cherries are out of season right now. The flavors develop over time and tastes better a day or two after making it, and can either be served warm or cold. I’m sure you can, but keep in mind that the more veggies you add to this cold quinoa salad, the more dressing you’ll need. I can always count on you for great recipes to plan for my late week/weekend cooking! This quinoa and sun dried tomato salad can be served warm and immediately or stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If that’s what you have on hand, I say go for it. I did add a little extra olive oil (probably 1 T.) at the end when I tossed everything together. Easily adaptable based on what’s in your fridge!! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mar 2, 2019 - This Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Salad is amazingly flavorful and has a the perfect blend of textures. This was some of the best quinoa ever for me! But I couldn’t stop eating this. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Transfer the quinoa mixture to a large bowl and stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, almonds, and lemon zest. Girl you are killing it with the salads this month!! Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Quinoa Salad (GF) — Trying to keep meals healthier and lighter? I will definitely make this again! Each And Every Recipe Is Great! Pinned and will definitely try, sounds like a great lunch for me (heading back to school soon.). Think couscous or quinoa mixed with vegetables, herbs, lemon and olive oil! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. They’re quick, healthful, and the type of foods we like to eat. Thanks for pinning and I love their flavor too! Enjoy! Want to turn it into a main course? It’s a draw! Vegan Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Avocado Pesto salt, salad greens, sun dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pepper and 6 more Strawberry and Spinach Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinegar (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) The Healthy Family and Home quinoa, Himalayan pink salt, balsamic vinegar, spinach, walnuts and 1 more Seriously, each one gets better than the last. (Great for outdoor events because there’s no mayo!). Reduce the heat, cover and let simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you are appreciating my recipes! ? Great! Maybe it’s be cause I used balsamic vinegar instead of apple cider? To a large skillet or saucepan, add the olive oil, onions, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened and just begun to barely brown, about 7 minutes. I’d prefer that you tell them about averiecooks.com and send them over to my site and they can poke around and print on their own :) Thanks! I love this salad too (a personal favorite) and glad you will definitely make it again! I’ve always thought that adding bananas would make them cakey, or flat, but they were perfect. Transfer the quinoa mixture to a large bowl and stir in the sun-dried tomatoes… You get a layer of tender spring lettuces, hearty quinoa, crunchy toasted almonds, bold parmesan, chewy bright sun dried tomatoes and a final finish of a tangy, rich balsamic vinaigrette. And my family liked it too! Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad your whole family enjoyed this salad. Green Powerhouse Salad with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette (vegan, GF) – Want to feel better, stronger, healthier? I accidentally ran into your site while looking for Dinner rolls recipes, and so far, I think I’ve made 5 kinds of cookies from your site, plus chewy rolls, pizzas and salads. Remove from heat and fluff up with a fork. I agree with your assessment on both. No, none of the ingredients were salted. Have a great 4th! I adore sun dried tomatoes…more than most people I think! It looks awesome. Glad you loved it and will definitely make it again! I love the sun dried tomatoes and sautéed onion. I love this salad, it’s a personal fave, and glad you both really enjoyed it as well! Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and lemon zest really brighten up the dish up and beautifully complement the sun-dried tomatoes. Dish can be served warm and immediately or stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 54 Comments, Posted in: 30-Minute Meals, All Recipes, Entrees, Gluten-Free, Salad, Sides, Salads & Vegetables, Vegan, Vegetarian. I am a big sun-dried tomato fan. I stumbled across this recipe while browsing pinterest for sundried tomato recipes and decided to give it a try since I actually had ALL of the ingredients in my pantry. Bright flavors and loads of texture! Thanks for pinning! Add the dry quinoa to the skillet and toast for about 30 seconds before adding in the water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I’m guessing it’s just the combination of ingredients that came across that way to me. After 6 years of sweets, I am loving some savory :) And I will challenge you to a sundried tomato eating contest next time I see you because I love them WAY more than other people, too! 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