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Summer Quinoa Salad

(recipe, Jean Henrich)


This is a versatile recipe - feel free to add or substitute any raw diced vegetables.


  1. 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  2. ½ cup sliced green onions
  3. ¼ cup pitted & chopped black olives
  4. 1 cup diced cucumber
  5. 1 cup diced red or orange bell pepper
  6. Dressing:
  7. 3 Tbsp. vinegar
  8. 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  9. ¼ tsp. salt
  10. ¼ tsp. black pepper
  11. ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Bring quinoa to a boil in 2 cups of water, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
  2. Combine onion, olives, cucumber, and bell pepper with quinoa in a medium bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Taste and correct to your liking.
  4. Pour dressing over quinoa & vegetables, and stir to coat.
  5. Chill before serving.