Summer Quinoa Salad

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“My son has celiac disease & one of his favorite summer foods is pasta salad. So, I've tweaked one of my favorite pasta salad recipes, so he can enjoy it too. The beauty of this recipe is its infinite possibilities. I never make it the same way twice. In this recipe, I've listed all of the add-ins I've used (never all at once), but feel free to make it your own. Many non-GF friends have asked for the recipe, so here it is...”
8 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat water (salted, if you want) in large saucepan to boiling & add quinoa. Cook 15 minutes or until cooked (follow directions on quinoa package, cooking times vary by type of quinoa). Once cooked, fluff & put in large mixing bowl to cool.
  2. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper, herbs & garlic in blender or whisk well in small mixing bowl. Pour this mixture (viniagrette) over quinoa to "marinate.".
  3. If veggies and add-ins aren't prepped yet, chop them while quinoa "marinates." Stir remaining ingredients into quinoa, serve. Can be served warm (fresh), at room temperature or slightly chilled.

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