Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad

Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad with a creamy herb dressing | simplyquinoa.com | gluten-free + vegan

I hope you like green food, because this salad is GREEN. First though… avocados. It’s been too long since I shared a recipe using avocados (over a month, what the whaaat!?) and since they’re my favorite thing on earth, we’re going a little avo-crazy today. They’re the base of this lovely cucumber avocado quinoa salad which is made up of all sorts of wonderful green goodness. With big chunks … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Market Quinoa Salad

EASY and HEALTHY farmer's market quinoa salad using tons of fresh veggies and herbs! // www.simplyquinoa.com

Produce galore! Zucchini. Tomatoes. Radishes. Cabbage. Corn. Fresh herbs! They’re all fresh, all in season, and all packed into this summery farmer’s market quinoa salad. Spending a few hours at the farmer’s market is one of my favorite summer activities. Aside from going to the beach, I think it might be at the very top of my list. I just adore walking through the aisles, seeing what each … [Read more...]

Gallo Pinto with Quinoa + vacation pics

Gallo Pinto with Quinoa - traditional Costa Rican bean dish using quinoa instead of rice | www.simplyquinoa.com | gluten-free + vegan

Okay friends, today is all about VACATION PICTURES! And food of course. (how can it not be about food?) You might have read that Matt and I just took a two week trip to Costa Rica. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world - I’ve been there four times (who am I?) - mainly because the people are so welcoming and friendly, the weather is perfect, the landscape and scenery is stunning and the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa + Chopped Almonds | www.simplyquinoa.com | This makes for the perfect summertime meal - fresh, flavorful and delicious

So much goodness is happening in this bowl. Strawberries + spinach + almonds + toasted quinoa. All drizzled with a minty honey-lime dressing. Pretty much sums up everything I love about summer in one giant salad. Remember when I told you on Sunday that I might start adding fruit to more of our main meals? Yep. It’s happening. Let’s just roll with it. Because we’re deep in the middle … [Read more...]

Totally Addicting Vegetarian Kale Salad

Totally Addicting Vegetarian Kale Salad with crispy chickpeas, hard boiled eggs and toasted quinoa

This vegetarian kale salad. Can’t stop won’t stop. There are so many things about this salad that are totally workin’ for me. The massaged kale is chewy, but still has a slight crunch. The creamy lemon-garlic tahini dressing is bold and tangy, without being too overpowering. The hard boiled egg is soft and mild on the palette. Avocado is...well, avocado (best. ingredient. ever.). The crispy … [Read more...]

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad - rich, creamy and protein packed it makes the perfect, healthy side dish!

I don’t eat a ton of pasta at home, so I when I do I make sure it’s a little over the top. Not in an unhealthy way, just sort of...indulgent, I guess. Because if I’m going for pasta, it’s going to be satisfying. And this vegan caesar pasta salad? Oh so satisfying! I can’t decide what I love more: the creamy, faux-caesar dressing that makes its way into every little crevice of the … [Read more...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad // light, flavorful and super refreshing! Perfect for the summer (GF + V)

REFRESHING. If I could use one word to describe this quinoa tabbouleh salad that would be it. It’s the most glorious summer salad ever. Unlike traditional tabbouleh which uses bulgur or couscous, I swapped out the glutenous grains for quinoa. And it’s perfect. Not only does the quinoa add a bit more protein to the salad, but since quinoa is so fluffy, it makes the whole salad feel light … [Read more...]

Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowls

Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowls // an easy lunch or dinner recipe that takes less than 15 minutes to make!

Spicy kimchi quinoa bowls. Best. Meal. EVER. I’ve been kind of loving kimchi lately. It’s spicy, tangy, sour and has a slightly wacky flavor that surprises my taste buds every time. And I love that each batch is just a tiny bit different. If you’re not familiar with kimchi, it’s a traditional Korean side dish that’s made from a variety of fermented veggies typically seasoned to be spicy. The … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Coconut Lime Quinoa

Coconut Lime Quinoa // made with only three ingredients, this dish goes with EVERYTHING!

If you’ve ever been wanting a quinoa recipe that goes with everything, this is it. Seriously. From sweet, to savory. From breakfast, to dinner. It’s just plain perfect. And the best part? It only uses three ingredients! That’s right. THREE. Coconut milk, quinoa and lime. Plain, simple and absolutely amazing. Truth be told, I’ve never really cooked quinoa in coconut milk before. … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Quinoa Hummus Bowls

Mediterranean Quinoa Hummus Bowls using classic hummus, grilled eggplant, crispy chickpeas and a quick arugula salad!

In the last few months I have found a whole new obsession with hummus. I’m not kidding...I’m eating it with everything! Whether I’m spreading it on a rice cake or enjoying it with some carrot sticks for a quick snack, adding it to my lunchtime wraps, or even whisking it into my salad dressing, hummus has quickly become a staple in my fridge. And what’s even better, there are SO many flavor … [Read more...]