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Farmers Market Quinoa Salad || Erin Brighton | #SundaySupper | gluten free | vegan | easy dinner |salad

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad

Am I the only person who regularly has leftover quinoa in my fridge? If you’ve got quinoa, or if you are looking for an excuse to make some, this Farmers Market Quinoa Salad is calling your name. This salad is bright and refreshing. A perfect “salad” for anyone who doesn’t love lettuce – like my oldest son!

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad || Erin Brighton | #SundaySupper | gluten free | vegan | easy dinner |salad
Farmers Market Quinoa Salad #SundaySupper

Are you trying to get more salads into your life without really getting more salads into your life?

This is it, friends. Even if you don’t have leftover quinoa in your fridge (that’s just me, right?), you can make this in a snap.

If you haven’t discovered how awesome quinoa is, get on it.

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad || Erin Brighton | #SundaySupper | gluten free | vegan | easy dinner |salad
Little grains of quinoa goodness

You can even make quinoa in your rice cooker. Set it and forget it.

Once you have cooled quinoa, just add all of your favorite farmers market veggies.

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad || Erin Brighton | #SundaySupper | gluten free | vegan | easy dinner |salad
Radishes!! Stunning. You need these in all of your salads.

I love this time of year at the farmers markets – so many beautiful choices! I picked up radishes from the farmers market, local hydroponic tomatoes, parsley from my garden, and a little bit of red onion courtesy of Harris Teeter.

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad || Erin Brighton | #SundaySupper | gluten free | vegan | easy dinner |salad
Mild winter = parsley from way back 😉

I tossed my leftover, cold quinoa with a hodgepdge of delicious farmers market ingredients and some of the leftover lemon vinaigrette from my panzanella salad from the other night (just olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice!). DELICIOUS. And, really, can you get any easier? This is the perfect summer dinner salad.

Quinn told me I could sell this at a restaurant. AWWW. I’ll keep him. 😉 I didn’t even have to pay him very much to say that.

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad

This easy farmers market quinoa salad is a great addition to your summer dinner lineup!
Course Salad
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 280 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 2 c quinoa , cooked
  • 1 bunch radishes , sliced
  • 1 handful parsley , chopped
  • 1 large tomato , chopped
  • 1/4 red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon , juiced
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 2 - 3 T red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed, rub with salt

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa with radishes, tomatoes, parsley, red onion.
  2. Mix ingredients for dressing - lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, and olive oil. Shake.
  3. Pour dressing over quinoa salad. Toss.
Other favorite salads … 

Simple Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons

Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad

Simply Delicious Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Massaged Greens Salad (A Guest Post!)

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing with GF Croutons

Farmers Market Quinoa Salad || Erin Brighton | #SundaySupper | gluten free | vegan | easy dinner |salad
Farmers Market Quinoa Salad

For more easy dinner salad recipe ideas, be sure to check out all of these recipes from the Sunday Supper family …

Sunday Supper Summer Dinner Salad Recipes

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Choice Chicken Salads

Superb Seafood Salads

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

5 thoughts on “Farmers Market Quinoa Salad”

  1. Quinoa is truly the perfect protein. Very curious about cooking quinoa in the rice cooker. I have a Japanese-style one. Presume I’d set it to the regular or brown rice setting. (Although might be fun to try out the sushi setting.)

    1. So easy in my rice cooker – I have a zojirushi rice cooker but I imagine others would be similar. I use a 1:2 quinoa to water ratio and set it to white rice. I am intrigued by the sushi rice setting now that you mention it!!

  2. I too always have leftover quinoa so that is why I made my quinoa salad. Great minds think a like! You have inspired me to go to a farmer’s market this soon. I forget about all the wonderful goodies they have there. Great recipe!

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