Easy-Ass, Not So Pretty, Vegan Quinoa Salad

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

This recipe rocks my world.

I have literally made this quinoa salad five times a week for linner ( linner= lunch + dinner combined ) for the past month.

Back story: one random Monday I had no greens in the fridge…but was desperately craving a salad.

I decided to make my usual daily snack: I threw avocado into a bowl & added Himalayan pink crystal salt + Meyer lemon juice.

Suddenly I had the bright idea to add vegan quinoa, some leftover pomegranate seeds, & a spoonful of hummus.

All was amaze…but it needed spice.

Cue the chili flakes.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

It was so yummmm, guys. Like, so, so party-in-my-mouth-yum.¬†I’ve been OMG-ing ever since the first bite.

And honestly, this salad is super F-ing ugly to look at, but I don’t care- it’s addictive.

Warning: once you try this, prepare to fall in love…it’s that good.

xx.Lauryn

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Quick, easy quinoa recipe

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24 comments on Easy-Ass, Not So Pretty, Vegan Quinoa Salad

  1. Jodie
    10.11.13 at 4:01 am (12 months ago)

    This looks wonderful. Definitely making this.

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  2. Krisi
    10.11.13 at 4:49 am (12 months ago)

    I love quinoa-salad, it`s just so just so fast done and you can add what ever you have lying around=) I like the idea of adding pomegrante seeds to the salad, I keep that in mind.
    Love,
    Krisi
    http://excusemebutitsmylife.blogspot.com

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  3. Lisa
    10.11.13 at 4:53 am (12 months ago)

    Looks delicious!! I just bought a pomegranate this week; planning to throw it on some mixed baby greens and quinoa (inspired by one of your previous posts!) Love such a simple dressing idea like lemon, pink salt, and chili flakes.

    Definitely going to try this – thanks!!
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  4. Elise @ 9toFit.com
    10.11.13 at 4:58 am (12 months ago)

    I want of never thought of mixing some of those things together, but I love all of those things separately so I’m taking your word and trying this for sure!
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  5. Erin Lane
    10.11.13 at 4:39 pm (12 months ago)

    OMGGG the. pomegranate. seeds.

    Genius.

    This is so right on for my broke-and-busy-twenty-something-pescatarian attempting to eat healthy current state of life. Love love love, as usual.

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  6. Lydia
    10.12.13 at 7:11 am (12 months ago)

    LOVE this! I love quinoa but is there really a “vegan” quinoa?? Or is regular quinoa always considered vegan?
    Is this a stupid question? lol

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  7. Mary @ Fit and Fed
    10.12.13 at 11:09 am (12 months ago)

    Good stuff, and looks so easy! I have that pink Himalayan salt, too, it’s good! You are lucky to be in California where I’m sure the avocados you get on a daily basis are much better than what I get here in Seattle….. I’ve tried them from all the stores around here, and I buy them regularly, but they’re just not as high-quality as what you can get in SoCal.
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  8. Sarah
    10.13.13 at 8:51 am (12 months ago)

    Love love loved this. I steamed some tilapia and put it on top and it was perfect. You’re right, the pomegranate makes all the difference. Thanks for the suggestion for a delicious supper!

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  9. Victoria
    10.13.13 at 10:25 am (12 months ago)

    I made this recipe, but added a layer of fresh baby spinach on the bottom. It was so f-ing good. Thanks!

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  10. julie
    10.15.13 at 11:46 am (12 months ago)

    i have made this multiple times now. it is so good! thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Ceilidh
    10.16.13 at 4:41 pm (12 months ago)

    I made this recipe today for lunch. Ah-freaking-mazing. I would love it if you would share more recipes like this. I find it hard to think of great lunches that are super easy to make but taste good and are good for you. Thanks for posting it. My new go-to lunch this season.

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  12. Tara @ EatPrayFudge
    10.31.13 at 1:00 pm (11 months ago)

    Oh my goodness… I haven’t tried it yet but I’m already obsessed because pom seeds. because avocado. because hummus. because lemon juice. because quinoa. Thanks!

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  13. Tara
    12.04.13 at 6:36 am (10 months ago)

    OMG – I know I’m a little late to the party, but I’ve been meaning to recreate this salad and finally did so yesterday – wow, total game changer!! I know what I’ll be having for lunch for the next month…
    Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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