This vibrant vegan Quinoa Summer Salad is loaded with veggies and healthy beans, high in protein and naturally gluten-free. The perfect meal to enjoy on sunny days!
Summer is the perfect time to savour colourful salads in tons of different versions. Lately, I’ve been living off this Quinoa Summer Salad and as it has been such a success at home, it was definitely time to share it with you all.
Ready in just 15 min, this Quinoa Summer Salad makes a super easy, quick vegan meal, perfect to keep yourself light and full during the hot season.
Loaded with nutritional value, this super food salad features healthy fulfilling quinoa, 3 different kind of beans and loads of good refreshing veggies.
Quinoa is super popular these days, and for a lot of good reasons: it’s high on fiber, manganese (a powerful antioxidant), and is rich in protein.
I’ve also added 3 different kind of beans: chickpeas, black beans and white beans. All the three are high fiber & protein, and help keep away hunger, plus they have basically zero saturated fats.
I personally buy canned beans most of the time and use canned tomatoes for all sorts of recipes. Both are super easy to find at the supermarket, handy to stock up in your pantry and store for several months, plus they have a very convenient price.
For this recipe I’ve partnered up with Love Canned Food, which aim is to celebrate all things canned. Over 98% of us in UK are buying it already; we’re clearly a nation of can lovers.
Beans, tomatoes, vegetables, meat, fish – with a large variety of products available to buy in cans, it’s easy to prepare well-balanced, healthy and affordable meals all year round. The key is to buy cans from a brand you trust, so you’re reassured on the quality of the product.
Back to this awesome vegan and gluten-free Quinoa Summer Salad. It’s really a great option for a picnic or BBQ, you can serve it as side with grilled fish or meat, but it’s also wonderful on its own.This vegan Quinoa Summer Salad has all the refreshing flavours you crave on summertime, is ridiculously easy to make and packed with awesome flavors and healthy goodness!DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
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- 3 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 large cucumber
- 10-12 cherry tomatoes
- 1 large red onion
- 1 can chickpeas
- ½ can black beans
- ½ can white beans
- juice of ½ lemon
- handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
- handful of fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Finely chop the cucumber, onion and tomatoes and place together with the cooked quinoa into a large salad bowl.
- Place chickpeas, black beans and white beans in a colander, and rinse under fresh running water. Drain well and add them into the salad bowl.
- Add in lemon juice, basil and spinach leaves, and season with olive oil, salt & pepper to taste. Mix all the ingredients until combined.
- Serve immediately, or cover with cling film and refrigerate until ready to serve.