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21 Quinoa Salad Recipes to Try This Spring

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Here are 21 healthy quinoa salad recipes that are perfect for Spring – allergy-friendly, gluten-free + vegan recipes included!

strawberry spinach salad with roasted quinoa and chopped almonds

Happy Spring!

Today is the first day of spring and all I can say is wow, we made it. Finally.

Every year I count down the days until I can say that winter is officially over. This year it started around February 1st, so it's been a long six weeks of waiting. We've had a few teaser days sprinkled in, but for the most part, I'm still wearing my winter jacket, walking around with my fur hood up, with the wind whipping down the avenues and dust flying into my eyes.

But my boots on the other hand? Those are put away for good. I'd rather freeze my little toes off than put on my winter boots again.

And another thing that's put away for good? My comfort food meals. As promised, I've moved on from soups, stews and my warm salads, and have instead been making fresh, seasonal dishes that are light, bright and totally springlike.

Today, I'm hoping to inspire you to close the book on your own comfort-food recipes, and join me in drooling over these 21 absolutely perfect spring quinoa salad recipes.

Quinoa Salads with Greens

asian quinoa power salad with edamame and a ginger-miso dressing

Asian Quinoa Power Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

healthy quinoa salad with almonds and green beans

Green Bean + Almond Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

roasted leek & broccoli quinoa salad

Roasted Leek & Broccoli Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

spring quinoa salad with asparagus, peas and avocado

Spring Quinoa Salad with Asparagus + Peas
from Two Peas + Their Pod

 

caprese quinoa salad with chickpeas, tomatoes and basil

Caprese Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa

 

grilled vegetable quinoa salad with tons of veggies

Grilled Veggie Quinoa Salad
from Gluten-Free Goddess

 

Green Goddess Black Quinoa Salad + 20 other springtime quinoa salad recipes!

Green Goddess Black Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

spring quinoa salad with kale, avocado and asparagus

Kale, Avocado + Asparagus Quinoa Salad
from Gotuje, bo lubi
(recipe in Polish with English translation option)

 

summer zucchini quinoa salad with a lemon-dill dressing

Summer Squash & Zucchini Quinoa Salad
Simply Quinoa

 

spring quinoa salad recipe with honey vinaigrette

Spring Quinoa Salad
from Pinch of Yum

 

This Pad Thai Quinoa Salad is perfect for the Spring! Click through for 20 other quinoa salad recipes that you must make this season!

Pad Thai Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

cucumber, tomato and avocado quinoa salad perfect for spring

Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

mason jar quinoa salad with chickpeas and veggies

Mason Jar Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas 
from Simply Quinoa

 

healthy quinoa salad made with veggies from the farmers market

Farmer's Market Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa

 

Quinoa Salads with Fruits

tropical kale & quinoa power salad with mango and blueberries

Tropical Kale & Quinoa Power Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

warm spring quinoa salad with strawberries

Warm Spring Quinoa Salad with Asparagus + Strawberries
from Oh She Glows

 

spring quinoa salad with grapefruit and orange

Citrus Quinoa Salad from Family Fresh Cooking

 

healthy california quinoa salad with mango

California Quinoa Salad from Jo Cooks

 

strawberry spinach salad with roasted quinoa and chopped almonds

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa
from Simply Quinoa

 

blueberry quinoa power salad with a basil-lime vinaigrette

Blueberry Quinoa Power Salad with Lime-Basil Vinaigrette
from Simply Quinoa

easy chicken quinoa salad with mango and avocado

Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad
from Sally's Baking Addiction

 

triple berry quinoa salad with a lime vinaigrette

Triple Berry Quinoa Salad from Simply Quinoa

 

 

 

 

21 healthy quinoa salad recipes to try this spring
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  1. I’m in my sixties with some limitations from an old back injury. I also live alone so these versatile quick and easy quinoa recipes help me to be able to cook for myself with health benefits. A big plus is that they are so delicious.

  2. Just when I thought I could out away my boots for good it snows! After days of wearing sneakers those boots were sooo heavy! I can’t wait for real spring. These quinoa salads all look amazing. I plan to work my way down this list!!

  3. Alyssa,
    What a great round up–quinoa salads are so versatile. I’ve pinned it to Rockin’ Recipe Round Ups because this one rocks.
    Thank you!

  4. Spring Salads are my favorites… so many fresh ingredients showing up at my farmer’s market make it easy to put them together, but you’ve just brought the inspiration I needed to get motivated!

  5. Spring! So happy that it’s spring…except for this ridiculous snow we’re having in NYC. These recipes look amazing! I can’t wait to try a bunch of these.

    • Ugh tell me about it girl! Like is this for real? How can we possibly be excited about spring when it’s freaking snowing!?!!!? At least I know that the farmer’s markets have opened so there’s that to look forward to 🙂 ps. didn’t know you were in NYC too!!

  6. SO many great recipes here! I dont even know where to begin, I do know I am pinning this though as I LOVE cooking with quinoa! Thanks so much for the list!

  7. I am such a fan of quinoa and it’s so perfect for spring salads! This is such a great list – there are a few I want to try. I’ve never had black quinoa so that Green Goddess Black Quinoa Salad in particular is calling to me!

    • Oh you’ve got to try it! I haven’t done a ton of experimenting with it, but it’s SO different than regular quinoa. Crunchy, nutty and just fabulous. Plus it kind of makes the dish look that much more amazing 🙂 xx

  8. It never ceases to amaze me how much quinoa you manage to come up with! These salads look amazing, and I’m craving that chickpea one now!

  9. Such a wonderful “seed” 😉 for salads! I love making my millet watercress salad in the spring! So fresh!

    • Oooo that sounds divine! I’m going to have to try it 🙂 I really don’t make millet much (well ever), but I love millet flour so I’m sure I’d like the grain too! Have a great weekend! xo

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