Healthy Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is tossed with steamed vegetables in a light vinaigrette in this quick and easy recipe for quinoa salad.

Preparation time

  • Prep 20 m
  • Cook 20 m
  • Ready In 40 m


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (12 ounce) box quinoa
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add carrots, corn, peas, and broccoli to steamer, cover, and steam until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Mix quinoa and vegetable mixture together in a bowl.
  4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl, pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.