Quinoa, Almond + Goji Salad In a Balsamic Lemon Dressing a.k.a. A Meal Prep Staple!

Quinoa, Almond + Goji Salad In a Balsamic Lemon Dressing a.k.a. A Meal Prep Staple!

Quinoa salads are a great meal prep staple because there are so many different ways to eat them:

  • on their own
  • in bowls or fresh mixed green salads for added flavour + nutrition
  • in rice paper wraps or in pita pockets or brown rice wraps
  • as a side dish with your favourite protein + roasted veggies

This one’s loaded with all the goods, because of course… when is it not & I made a simple lemon balsamic dressing you can season in the same bowl!

I don’t know about you guys but if this salad isn’t the definition of a rainbow on my plate, I don’t know what is!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup sliced raw almonds
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 head radicchio, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried Goji berries
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Splash yacon syrup
  • Celtic sea salt + black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

TO MAKE:

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions. Once cooked, set aside to cool off.
  • Prep the other ingredients + add them to a bowl.
  • Once the quinoa has cooled, add it to the bowl with the ingredients & season in the same bowl. Toss to coat.

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  • Enjoy!

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Here’s some inspo for how I threw a meal together with this quinoa salad: mashed avo with nutritional yeast, sea salt onion chips, cucumber, lupini beans & cucumber!

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