Summer Quinoa Salad - fresh lemony dressing and naturally gluten-free. Put together within minutes!
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Summer Quinoa Salad

This easy and naturally gluten-free Summer Quinoa Salad is a healthy and refreshing lemony side-kick to your summer barbecue or potluck.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

For the Salad:

  • 1 medium zucchini , diced
  • 2 cups cold cooked quinoa (see notes for cooking quinoa)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil


For the Dressing:

  • Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

For the Salad:

  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Pour in the prepared dressing and toss until combined. Serve immediately.
  • Recipe Source: Gimme Some Oven


To cook quinoa: Pour 1 cup dry quinoa into 2 cups boiling water or broth. Cover, turn heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes.