Recipes for Recovery: Quinoa Salad with Vegetables

This quinoa salad offers an excellent source of vitamin A from carrots. Vitamin A may promote vision, immune function, bone health, and cell integrity. In addition, quinoa is an excellent source of protein as well as fiber, phosphorous, magnesium, iron and calcium. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and easy to digest.

Quinoa Salad with Vegetables

Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword quinoa, salad, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Culinary Nutrition Cuisine


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup scallions sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place quinoa in salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover, cooking ~15 minutes. Cool.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix.

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Calories 215
Total fat 15g
Protein 4g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 18g
Sodium 297mg
Fiber 2g

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