Summer Quinoa Salad | Beauty Detox Challenge

Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe | Beauty Detox Recipes

This week’s Beauty Detox Challenge was to create a quinoa salad that is best eaten cold and perfect for taking on a picnic. See Kimberly Snyder’s original recipe HERE.

Now, the quinoa salad I’m sharing here isn’t very special. In fact, it’s the quinoa salad that we eat whenever we eat quinoa salad. Quinoa, any veggies we happen to have on hand, and a light vinaigrette. I’ve taken this salad to the park, to the beach, on a road trip and to a cottage. You can take it everywhere and everyone likes it.

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Summer Quinoa Salad

(Yield: 4-6 servings)


  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 carrot, sliced thinly
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 small green onions, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup assorted sprouts
  • 1/2 cup coleslaw
  • 1 tbs chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Simple vinaigrette: In a bowl, whisk 1/2 tsp paprika, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper,  together with 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 tbs white wine vinegar.

Directions: Cook quinoa (add quinoa to boiling salted water, reduce to simmer, cook for 15 minutes), add pepper to taste, and allow to cool. Chop whatever veggies however you want. Mix quinoa and raw veggies with simple vinaigrette and serve. 

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