Quick, easy quinoa recipe

Easy-Ass, Not So Pretty, Vegan Quinoa Salad

Updated: September 29, 2015

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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.

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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.


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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

  • This looks amazing, I’m always looking for new ways to cook quinoa, this recipe is super simple and healthy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  • Jodie

    This looks wonderful. Definitely making this.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Totally making this on Sunday to save for weekday lunches! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Yum! I will be trying this with lentils since quinoa is difficult to come by out here in Bangkok! Lots of Love C
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  • Claudie

    Hey, girl! I just nominated you for the Liebster Awards since you are one of my favourite bloggers! You can see the post here: http://simplyclaudie.blogspot.ca/2013/10/liebster-award.html

    Claudie xx

  • Yum! I know a lot of people think quinoa gets boring after a while, but I’ve yet to run out of ways to make a new quinoa salad. This sounds amazing, and I especially love the avocado addition!
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  • OMGGG the. pomegranate. seeds.


    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.

  • Lydia

    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

  • 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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  • Sarah

    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!

  • Victoria

    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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  • julie

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

  • Ceilidh

    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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  • 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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  • Tara

    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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  • That moment when you realize it’s actually a super pretty vegan quinoa salad 😛

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