Quinoa Salad with Red Cabbage
The best thing about summer (when we talk about food) is that we eat a lot of different salads and this Quinoa Salad with Red Cabbage is perfect for summer days.
Salads are filling, enough for lunch or dinner. Some people think that salads are not for them because they’re not hearty, they’re not like meat.
We like salads very much and we eat them quite often. You can make them with greens or not, just a mix of vegetables and a dressing.
Today’s salad is without greens, just vegetables, and quinoa. If you haven’t tried quinoa before, I really recommend you to do it, it’s delicious and so healthy and good for you.
- Quinoa is very nutritious, is full of protein, fiber, potassium
- Is very good for blood sugar control
- High in minerals
- High in antioxidants
- Helps you lose weight
This salad is very easy to make and so delicious.
- 100 g of cooked quinoa
- red cabbage
- feta cheese
- cherry tomatoes
Start by preparing all your ingredients. Wash and cook the quinoa in 200 ml of water.
Cut the carrots julienne, slice the radishes, cut the tomatoes in 2, slice the cabbage, cut the cucumber into little cubes.
Add all the ingredients into a big bowl. Add the cooked quinoa and the cheese and stir the salad.
Prepare the dressing.
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- the juice from 1/2 a lemon
- garlic powder
- chili flakes
Add all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir. Pour the dressing on top of the salad only when you are ready to serve it.
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OMG! This quinoa salad looks amazing! So healthy! I love red quinoa even if I’ve never tried it before with red cabbage, which I’m absolutely in love with, too! Gonna try it! Thanks for this yummy recipe!:-)
Thank you for your kind words. It’s really good and easy to make. You will love it. 🙂
This is right up my alley! I love quinoa!
Oh yum, this sounds great! Love how quick and easy it is. We eat a lot of quinoa around here, so always nice to have another recipe on hand 🙂
This salad looks so delicious and has all of my favorite things…cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, feta, quinoa!! I can’t wait to make it! YUM!
I love quinoa salad for weekdays!! It’s so easy to make and I can mix with whatever I have in my fridge.
jacquee | i sugar coat it!
Love all the players in this salad. Have you tried cooking quinoa in vegetable stock, so GOOD!
I have to do that. 🙂
Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
What a quick and delicious meal! I’ve never added quinoa to salads.