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Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe

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  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


This cold Vegan Quinoa Salad is going to quickly become one of your favorite go-to lunch preps! It’s quick, filling, and packed with plant-based nutrition that will leave you feeling satisfied and healthy. All you need is 7 ingredients, plus a homemade spicy dressing!



  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ⅓ cup red wine vinegar 
  • ½ tablespoon agave 
  • 2 tablespoons Hot Sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Remaining Salad

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 oz roasted red peppers, diced 
  • ½  red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup roasted corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces vegan feta cheese



  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear. Drain, transfer to a pot with your liquid of choice, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to a simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat for 10 minutes, then uncover and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add all of the ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl or jar and mix until uniform.
  3. To a large bowl, add the quinoa and all of the remaining ingredients, as well as all of the dressing. Toss until uniform. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Salad, Side
  • Method: Stovetop