Caprese Quinoa Salad with tomatoes, basil and chickpeas | recipe on

“Caprese” Quinoa Salad

A twist on a classic salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword caprese salad, quinoa salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 391 kcal
Author Alyssa


for the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper + more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, tomatoes, chickpeas and basil. Toss to combine.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients, reserving a bit of pepper to garnish, in a small bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa salad and stir together until evenly coated.
  3. Garnish with some fresh cracked pepper if desired.
  4. Serve immediately or chill in fridge for 30 - 60 minutes.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be easily doubled to serve a larger crowd

Nutrition Facts
“Caprese” Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 634mg18%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 19.5mg24%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.