This salad works with any of the above. It was first eaten by Incan warriors as their fuel for battle because it gave them such good energy and power. Make dressing by combining vinegar, mustard, garlic, shallots and olive oil. This Balsamic Quinoa Salad is an easy and healthy salad recipe. Add quinoa to boiling water, cover, and reduce to low heat and allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, rinse quinoa through fine strainer until water runs clear. Quinoa is a seed-like whole grain that cooks just like rice. While your grain/base cooks: I always prepare the balsamic vinaigrette (above) and place it in a mason jar inside the fridge. Warm Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Dressing {Gluten-Free, Vegan} Last Updated on February 24, 2018 By Vicky 2 Comments. Or if you're simply looking for a healthy chicken dinner, you'll find that, too. Season to taste. This blog has essentially become “let’s take boring/scary/gross looking food and make it delicious.” Hello vegan quinoa salad, we’re looking at you. Search a collection of 8,000-plus easy recipes and discover what's trending and popular now. Bring 2 cups water to boil. Follow cooking instructions on whichever you opt for. I’ve been hearing so much about quinoa lately but I have to admit I’ve never had it. Find gluten-free, heart-healthy, vegetarian, vegan, Instant Pot, slow cooker, sheet pan, seafood recipes, and more. In a large bowl, set aside 4 cups of your cooked grain of choice; whether it’s quinoa, orzo, farro or wild rice. Vegan Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Tofu combines healthy, high protein quinoa with flavorful tofu, fresh veggies, nuts, and dried fruit to make the best cold quinoa salad you’ve ever tried! Try this warm Quinoa Salad with Sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms and you will never say that Vegan food … Boil for 10 minutes. That is, until now. Print Recipe Jump to Recipe. Rinse well with cold water for 1 to 2 minutes. Once quinoa is done cooking, pour back into strainer. Add quinoa to three cups of boiling water. Put quinoa in medium-sized bowl.