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Veggie Quinoa Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Veggie Quinoa Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing is loaded with flavor, texture, color and is both delicious and nutritious! This Quinoa Veggie Salad has cucumber, sweet peppers, radicchio, scallions, and parsley. The dressing is a bright Creamy Lemon Dressing with Lemon, honey, mustard, and sour cream.  

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy dinner, healthy lunch, healthy recipes, Healthy snacks, meal prep, quinoa, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 179 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup English Cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup Radicchio, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Red Pepper use orange or yellow too for more color!
  • 2 tbls Scallion Greens, finely sliced
  • 1 tbls Italian Parsley, chopped

Creamy Lemon Dressing

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbls Sour Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp Italian Parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

Instructions

Quinoa Salad

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a strainer

  2. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions.  Let cool in the fridge.

  3. Wash and dice the cucumber.  Note: If you have an English cucumber, keep the skin on.  If a regular cucumber, then peel and discard the waxy tough skin.  Slice the Radicchio.  Dice the pepper.  Chop the parsley.  Finely slice the scallion, using only the greens for this salad, but save the whites for another recipe.  

  4. Mix the cool quinoa and the veggies together in a large bowl

Creamy Lemon Dressing

  1. Zest the Lemon and then cut in half.

  2. In a small bowl, add the sour cream, lemon zest, juice from half of the lemon, honey, yellow mustard, parsley.  
  3. Whisk ingredients together.  Add a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper.  Taste for seasoning and add more salt & pepper if needed.

    In a small bowl, add the sour cream, lemon zest, juice from half of the lemon, honey, yellow mustard, parsley.

Mix the Salad together

  1. Add the Creamy Lemon Dressing to the Quinoa Salad and mix with a large fork.  Taste for seasoning and add more salt & pepper if needed.  Enjoy!!

    This Veggie Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing is a cool, refreshing, but filling and delicious salad that can stand alone or be a great side dish. It has so many fresh and flavorful vegetables including cucumber, sweet peppers, radicchio, scallions, and parsley. The dressing is a bright Creamy Lemon Dressing with Lemon, honey, mustard, and sour cream.