15 Reviews

What a superb tasty salad! I found the marinade to be particularly flavourful.
I believe my only modification was to use fresh oranges for the orange juice, as well as toasting the quinoa prior to any boiling (see recipe here for toasting quinoa- really does improve the flavour!).
The salad lasted for about three days in our fridge, and the flavours became more intense over time.
Great recipe!

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Axelboot November 16, 2012

What a keeper of a salad! It got rave reviews from my guests. And considering how easy it was to make I'm going to do lots of repeats. I used a mixture of mostly red quinoa and it was so pretty with the cherry tomatoes mixture. I highly recommend that just for the striking visual it makes.

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Wish I Could Cook December 18, 2011

Very nice salad. I didn't use any sugar, and the dressing was still wonderful! I only had 1/4 of a large red onion on hand, and that was plenty - and I really love onions - but this red one was a strong one... Definitely a keeper and I will be making it again and again. Healthy and delicious, what could be a better combination?

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Snowpeas November 01, 2011

This is a very nice recipe. I made it using what I had in the house, so made a few substitutions, but kept the spirit of the dish the same. I used red quinoa, 1/2 a sweet onion, diced very fine, 2 Roma tomatoes (instead of the sun-dried), kalamata olives, lime juice (instead of orange) and added a bit of feta cheese at the end. I will have to try it 'as written' sometime, as it sounds wonderful, too, but it's always nice to know that you can switch things up a bit and still come out with something special!

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Camden's Mom July 24, 2011

Delicious!! This is a keeper for sure. I subbed in toasted walnuts since I had them and pine nuts are so pricey. I used all green onions, cut back on the cherry tomatoes, and added a can of chickpeas. It was almost impossible to stop eating! I think this would be a great way to serve quinoa to someone for the first time. Up until now my Fiance has been rather weary of the grain, but he really enjoyed this. We both brought leftovers for lunch the next day and it was just as good.

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Nikoma June 04, 2011

Amazing! I have eaten it for the past three days along with falafel, cashew tzaziki and roasted red pepper hummus, a real feast! My parents enjoyed it very much too! I used plum tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, and used only one tablespoon of olive oil. Had to omit the sundried tomatoes because I didn't have it at home. The orange juice in the dressing was an interesting addition, and it blended very well with the rest of the ingredients. Thank you for this recipe, I will make it many more times in the future!

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Lovaskon May 12, 2011

I made this for a Labor Day BBQ and loved it when it was first made. I think my mistake was making it the day before. It was pretty dried out by the time I served it. Would try this again and serve fresh after making it.

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Melli_Fera September 13, 2010

This salad is DEEEEEEEEEELISH! I made it for my very carnivorous brother and he enjoyed it as well! This is the probably the best salad you can serve someone to show them how interesting vegetarian food can be... plus it's SO good for you too! I made my version with the Quinoa and green onion options, and absolutely loved it! Thanks for an awesome recipe... this one's gonna be a regular at the Sankar household :D

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Anna the Foodie September 07, 2009

This is very delicious! I love tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and the nuttiness of the quinoa just brings it all together. The only thing that I will change next time I make it is to use less of each onion, or just use one or the other. The amount/type of onions in this salad is a little overpowering. But, all in all, a great dish!

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christan_ping_mar July 26, 2009

We really enjoyed this recipe. Great texture and blend of flavors. Thank you Veganized for sharing the recipe.

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BonnieZ May 11, 2009
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad