Quinoa Salad

This simple but nutrient dense recipe can be a perfect snack or even enjoyed for an entire meal with the excellent balance of nutrients! It is super fresh and full of flavor! 



  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (makes 4 cups cooked)
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 Tbsp shelled sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup (about 2oz.) reduced fat feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp orange flavored olive oil (or unflavored)
  • 2 Tbsp black current flavored balsamic vinegar (or unflavored)
  • Lemon zest from ½ lemon (about 1-2 Tbsp)
  • Lemon juice from ½ lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
  • ½ cup reduced sugar dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • salt and black pepper to taste



  • Cook quinoa per instructions and let cool completely
  • Mix in all remaining ingredients and enjoy!
  • Keep refrigerated


*Makes approximately 5 ½ cups

*Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids!

*This recipe contains many healthful nutrients such as healthy fats, antioxidants, iron, phosphorus, and calcium!


Macronutrients per ¾ cup serving

  • 6g protein, 29g carbs, 7g fat. 200 calories



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