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Caprese Quinoa Salad

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I’m back! After packing for days, having our move delayed by several days and one really horrible flight later, I’m finally back. It feels like forever since I’ve shared a recipe with you, which makes me sad, because I really missed it. Luckily, I have a really awesome comeback recipe for you.

Caprese Quinoa Salad | Quinoa Recipe | Salad Recipe | ateaspoonofhappiness.comCaprese Quinoa Salad | Quinoa Recipe | Salad Recipe | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

This caprese quinoa salad is inspired by my recent Mediterranean quinoa and bean salad recipe. It is packed with flavor, easy to make and really, really good for you. Because it’s got quinoa in it. I honestly don’t know what I like better, the quinoa, the mozzarella cheese, or the fresh basil. Yum.

Caprese Quinoa Salad | Quinoa Recipe | Salad Recipe | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

To make this salad, I measured the quinoa once it was cooked, but for those of you who prefer the dry ingredient measurement, 3 cups of cooked quinoa = 1 cup uncooked. Make sure you rinse the quinoa before you cook it though, or it’ll be more bitter than you would like. Other than that, the recipe is beyond easy, and keeps in the fridge for several days (if you can keep it that long without eating it first) making it perfect for a quick and easy side dish.

Caprese Quinoa Salad | Quinoa Recipe | Salad Recipe | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

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Caprese Quinoa Salad


  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
  • Small bunch fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • Balsamic reduction

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, basil, olive oil, granulated garlic, salt & pepper.
  2. Add the quinoa and mozzarella. Stir to combine.
  3. Allow salad to rest for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic reduction before serving.

Notes

Recipe adapted from PEPIEPLD.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    Rachel @ Bakerita
    April 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I’m such a huge fan of caprese anything – I adore tomatoes and mozzarella and basil! With quinoa, this sounds like such a perfect light & delicious dinner.

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    Stephanie
    April 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Made this today – it is fantastic! The flavors are simple and fresh. I baked some chicken in the oven, sliced it, and tossed it in to make a complete meal out of this dish. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Sasha
    April 16, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    This looks so delicious and healthy! Definitely adding this to my list of recipes to try!

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    April 27, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I will be making this real soon..Sounds Wonderful!!

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