Simple Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe

We’ve been enjoying a brutal heat wave these past few days. Summer is great and all, but holy humidity it’s hot out there.

We’ve been trying our best to stay cool and stay out of the sun for too long.

Step away from the oven and make this light refreshing Simple Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe. Click To Tweet

I don’t know about you, but when it’s this hot out, slaving away in the kitchen by the hot oven is the last place I want to spend my time. My simple summer quinoa salad recipe to the rescue!

It’s quick. It’s tasty. It’s perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day. Plus, it keeps nice in the fridge, so you can enjoy it all week long.

Simple Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe- So refreshing and tasty

Simple Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe

A few weeks ago, my friend served a delicious quinoa salad that she got from Costco, and it has been on my mind lately. So, I decided to whip up my own since I’m not a member.

I love that you can easily throw whatever you have on hand in this salad. Fresh tomatoes and cucumber from your garden are a great addition!

I realize that this is the second quinoa dish I’m sharing in a row, but I’m totally on a quinoa kick lately. It’s as easy to make as rice, but filled with more nutrients. Plus, it’s such a great base for so many different flavor combinations.

Simple Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe

Simple Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe


  • quinoa
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 C cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 C grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 C red onion, chopped
  • 1 C cucumber, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Make quinoa as directed from package.
  2. Toss all ingredients together.
  3. Serve & enjoy!
  4. *I keep in the fridge. Best served at room temperature or cold.

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