Easy Quinoa Salad Recipes for Kids

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Quinoa is becoming more and more popular, and not just with the uber-health conscious either. It’s packed full of fibre and protein as well as vitamins and minerals, and it’s gluten free so it’s a good option for people on a GF diet.

Quinoa has many health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol, improving heart health and digestion, and researchers have shown it can even help you live longer!

Scroll down or use the links to the left to check out 10 delicious quinoa salad recipes perfect for your summer meal plans.

These quinoa salads look delicious! Perfect for Spring and Summer meal plans! Quinoa is becoming more and more popular, and not just with the uber-health conscious either. It's packed full of fibre and protein as well as vitamins and minerals, and it's gluten free so it's a good option for people on a GF diet. Quinoa has many health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol, improving heart health and digestion, and researchers have shown it can even help you live longer!

1. Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cherries // 2. Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad // 3. Quinoa Salad with Pineapple Mojito Chicken // 4. Fruity Quinoa Salad {GF, Low Fat} // 5. Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Salad // 6. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad // 7. Gluten Free No Mayo Tuna Salad Quinoa Recipe // 8. Black Bean Tomato Quinoa Salad with Texas Vinaigrette // 9. Crab and Quinoa Salad Stuffed Avocados // 10. Quinoa Salad with Tibetan Herb Dressing

Healthy Quinoa Salad Recipes

1. Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cherries

“The dried cherries and the Kefir pair up, do a little quinoa mambo and a little bit of sweet and tangy magic happens.” – Food Faith Fitness
Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cherries


2. Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad

“It’s loaded with bright green spinach, crispy bites of apple, juicy bursts of pomegranate, crunchy pistachio pieces, creamy-smooth goat cheese with just a little bite from the pickled beets if you’re brave enough for that sort of adult eating. It’s a plate (or MASON JAR) full of healthful, nutritious ingredients that give you tons of winter glow and plant power. Because, umm, yeah, that’s a real thing.” – Pinch of Yum
Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad


3. Quinoa Salad with Pineapple Mojito Chicken

“The smokey, grill-y chicken and the sweet..umm..pinapple-y? Pineapple is balanced with the perfect CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH from some macadamia nuts. Ya’ll know how I feel about the crunch. I <3 it." - Food Faith Fitness
>Quinoa Salad with Pineapple Mojito Chicken


4. Fruity Quinoa Salad {GF, Low Fat}

“Another beauty about this salad is that you can eat it any time of the day. I had it for breakfast and for dinner, and it was equally delish both times. It’s full of bright, sweet fruit – which is perfect to get you in the Spring mood – and packs some healthy carbs to fill ya up ‘till your next meal.” – Food Faith Fitness
Fruity Quinoa Salad


5. Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Salad

“Enjoy a delicious, healthy dinner in under 30 minutes with Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Salad!” – Mom on Timeout
Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Salad

6. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

“Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad is one simple way to get those healthy foods into your body. It’s perfect for lunch or as a side dish. Eat this salad with a piece of chicken or fish, even a steak and you have one nice healthy meal that is satisfying.” – Stuck on Sweet
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad


7. Gluten Free No Mayo Tuna Salad Quinoa Recipe

“If you are looking for a healthy and filling lunch on the go, this Gluten Free – No Mayo Tuna Salad Quinoa Recipe is all of those things! With tuna, quinoa and Greek yogurt dressing, this protein packed lunch will keep you satisfied all day long! ” – Wonky Wonderful
Gluten Free No Mayo Tuna Salad Quinoa Recipe


8. Black Bean Tomato Quinoa Salad with Texas Vinaigrette

“Protein packed with super foods, black beans and quinoa, my Black Bean Tomato Quinoa Salad with Texas Vinaigrette is light, healthy, delicious and nutritious!” – Call Me PmC
Black Bean Tomato Quinoa Salad with Texas Vinaigrette


9. Crab and Quinoa Salad Stuffed Avocados

“These Crab and Quinoa Salad Stuffed Avocados are a wonderful way to eat healthy without losing that satisfaction. This filling and flavorful meal is packed with nutritious ingredients! Makes a great lunch, dinner or snack.” – Wonky Wonderful
Crab and Quinoa Salad Stuffed Avocados


10. Quinoa Salad with Tibetan Herb Dressing

“This quinoa salad might not look like much, but it’s deceptively flavorful! The simple combination of quinoa, blanched green beans, and grape tomatoes gets BIG flavor from a Tibetan herb dressing loaded with ginger, cilantro, garlic, and a hint of spice. Top it all off with a few slivered almonds and you have a lunch that you’ll look forward to all morning!” – Healthy Delicious
Quinoa Salad with Tibetan Herb Dressing


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p.s. If you loved these Healthy Quinoa Salad recipes, why not check out our collection of baked chicken breast recipes or chicken enchilada recipes for more great ways to make healthy meals the whole family will enjoy together.