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A Summery Vegan Quinoa Salad recipe perfect for lunch every day of the week. This easy summer-inspired salad is made with fresh vegetables, like green beans, corn and tomatoes, and a simple sweet Dijon dressing that is delicious served warm or cold. Give this clean eating, meal prep recipe a try!

Summery Vegan Quinoa Salad


  • Author: Rebecca | Always Nourished
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

A Summery Vegan Quinoa Salad recipe perfect for lunch every day of the week. This easy summer-inspired salad is made with fresh vegetables, like green beans, corn and tomatoes, and a simple sweet Dijon dressing that is delicious served warm or cold. Give this clean eating, meal prep recipe a try!


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Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked green beans
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels (best if cut straight from the cob)
  • 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2 large green onions (scallions; green and white parts; about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped (optional but highly recommended)

For the Dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or use white balsamic or wine vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove of garlic, finely minced or grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

For the salad:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the quinoa, chopped green beans, corn, tomatoes, green onion, parsley and tarragon. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour the dressing over top and toss to combine well. Season salad with salt and pepper to taste.

For the Dressing:

  1. Add all the oil, vinegar, maple syrup and mustard to a mason jar with tight-fitting lid and shake well, until combined and smooth. Alternatively, whisk all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.

Notes

2 cups of cooked quinoa is approximately 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa.

Grainy Dijon mustard or the tradition smooth Dijon mustard can be used here depending on your preference.