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January 14, 2016

by Alyssa

21 Healthy + Cozy Winter Quinoa Salad Recipes

Need some salad inspiration? We've got 21 seriously healthy and cozy quinoa salad recipes for you to try which are perfect for a cold winter night!

healthy quinoa salad recipes for fall

Okay, can I just say BRRRRRRRR? It's frickin' freezing here in NYC and I know I shouldn't be complaining because I live on the East Coast and its mid-January so it really should be cold, but dang. Not ready for it.

When it's cold like this, all I want to do is cozy up on the couch with a cup of tea, perhaps a big bowl of oatmeal OR one of these amazingly comforting winter quinoa salads.

So what makes a salad cozy anyhow? I kind of made it up, but here was my criteria as I was searching on Pinterest: ingredients and temperature. Is the salad served warm? Or does the salad have ingredients inside that make you feel warm and cozy? From there, I've picked my favorites and rounded them up right here.

If you're also suffering from the winter blues, then I think it's a great time to make a big batch of one of these quinoa salads and then snuggle up with a good book (or TV show). It's winter…let's hibernate?

warm roasted winter quinoa salad with kale and avocado

Warm + Roasted Winter Quinoa Salad from Oh She Glows


warm quinoa salad with sweet potatoes

Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato+ Kale Salad
from Not Enough Cinnamon


The perfect fall salad >> Autumn Chopped Quinoa Salad with an Apple Cider + Tahini-Sage Dressing

Seasonal Chopped Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa


butternut squash quinoa salad for winter

Caramelized Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
from With Salt and Wit


winter rainbowl quinoa salad with pomegranates

Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad from Pinch of Yum


broccoli quinoa salad with avocado

Bountiful Broccoli Quinoa Salad from Running on Real Food


Kale + Red Quinoa Salad with roasted squash, baby brussel sprouts + a maple-tahini dressing | vegan | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Red Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash from Simply Quinoa


pink quinoa salad with roasted beets

Pink Quinoa Salad with Beets + Oranges from Dolly and Oatmeal


roasted butternut squash and quinoa salad with kale and pomegranates

Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad from One Sweet Mess


thai quinoa salad with an almond butter sauce

Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa


Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad with pomegranates and toasted walnuts -- quick, easy and perfect for detoxing during the holidays!

Kale + Shredded Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa


black bean quinoa salad with sweet potatoes and cauliflower

Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes + Cauliflower
from Oh She Glows


southwestern kale power salad with quinoa

Southwestern Kale Power Salad from Cookie + Kate


warm kale quinoa salad with tahini and chickpeas

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs from Naturally Ella


Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with a creamy tahini dressing, almonds + scallions | gluten-free + vegan | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa


warm quinoa salad with apples and kale

Warm Quinoa Salad with Apples + Kale from Happy Healthy Mama


warm harvest quinoa salad with apples and sweet potato

Harvest Quinoa Salad from Recipe Runner


winter roasted vegetable salad with quinoa

Root Vegetable + Quinoa Salad from Camille Styles


Roasted Potato + Red Quinoa Salad tossed in a shallot, caper + lemon dressing!

Roasted Potato + Red Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa


fall quinoa salad with roasted butternut squash and apples

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Squash & Apples
from Simply Quinoa



chili roasted sweet potato and black bean quinoa salad

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa




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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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