If you're hungry for something healthy that will also keep you satisfied all afternoon long, these five recipes for quinoa salads are going to hit the spot. It's the trifecta for a perfect office lunch or a busy weeknight dinner: low-maintenance prep, filling ingredients, and nutritional. Quinoa is packed with protein, iron, fiber, and more anti-inflammatory properties, which is a great way to meet your needs without needing to prepare more time-consuming options.
So if you're worried that a veggie-only salad won't hold you over or if you're short on time, allow quinoa to prevent your hanger. From Mediterranean- to Mexican-inspired recipes, we've rounded up the tastiest quinoa salad bowls around. Scroll through to get the full details of the best, healthiest recipes for quinoa salads.
Zesty Quinoa Salad
This leafy quinoa salad from Minimalist Baker features a citrus-based dressing with Mexican flavors like black beans, corn, and avocado. IT's vegan-friendly, too, so pretty much anyone can enjoy it.
Comforting Quinoa Salad
Comfort meets health in this quinoa salad recipe from I Am a Food Blog. Complete with crunchy sugar snap peas, oven-roasted rosemary chicken thighs, and a quinoa base, this dish will be just what the doctor ordered after a long day. Once you boil the quinoa, you'll only need one skillet to make the rest!
This take on Greek salad from Half Baked Harvest is loaded with just about everything you could ever wish for in a salad. From avocado to tomatoes, feta cheese, radishes, herbs, chickpeas, and quinoa, you'll never get tired of this salad.
Spicy Quinoa Salad
Brought to us by From the Kitchen, this recipe is full of rich spices and flavors, thanks to the curry dressing, roasted cauliflowers, crunchy peanuts, and creamy avocado.
Refreshing Red Quinoa Salad
On the lighter side, this red quinoa salad from Mitzy at Home will work nicely as a side dish to accompany a larger spread. Or eat it for a light lunch. The red quinoa, green peas, and miscellaneous herbs will satisfy your hunger.
What salad are you going to try first? Let us know how you like it in the comments below!