Healthy vegan quinoa salad recipe. Very easy, healthy and low-calories vegan salad. Ready in a few minutes. Do you know the health benefits of quinoa? 1- contains high amount of fiber, 2-quinoa is gluten-free ( millions of people in the world are currently gluten intolerant) , 3-quinoa is very good to support in good health your bones, 4-rich of protein, 5-ideal food for those who want to lose weight and prevent obesity, 6- reduce risk of diabetes, and last one-full of other nutrients, such as magnesium, phosphorous, folate, copper, iron, zink, rich of vitamins B1, B2, B6, calcium, vitamin E, and niacin (B3)
This vegan salad has healthy ingredients, such as avocado, whole-kernel corn, tomatoes, black olives, and fresh coriander ( can be substituted for parsley or fresh mint leaves). It is a great choice for lunch or dinner.
Use olive oil (vegetable oil is perfect too) and freshly squeezed lemon juice for a salad dressing.
Use different dressings for this healthy vegan quinoa salad recipe:
Sesame Soy Dressing
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sesame oil, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) gluten-free soy sauce, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) clear honey or maple syrup, 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Instructions: In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well and pout over the top of quinoa salad. Stir.
Tahini Garlic Dressing
Ingredients: 4 tablespoons (60 ml) tahini sauce, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup (60 ml) boiled water, 1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) garlic powder, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) nutritional yeast (optional), 1 teaspoon (5 ml) miso paste
Instructions: In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper. If it is too thick, stir in some extra hot water.
- For Dressing:
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) balsamic vinegar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure honey or maple syrup (optional)
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- For Vegan Quinoa Salad:
- 2 cups (500 ml) cold cooked quinoa
- 1 cup (250 ml) cubed avocado
- 1 cup (250 ml) halved grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) whole-kernel corn
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) pitted black olives
- fresh coriander leaves
To make the dressing, combine all dressing ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well, then season to taste with salt and black pepper and set aside. For the salad, in a large glass bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Stir well. Drizzle salad with prepared dressing and gently stir until salad is coated with it. Season with more salt and black pepper. Serve immediatelly.