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Best Quinoa Salad Recipes {Healthy Lunch Simple Salad}

July 31, 2018

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Best Quinoa Salad Recipe out there for an easy lunch idea?  Read on my friends.

If you’re looking for a protein-packed lunch that fuels you with veggies, lean protein and tastes incredibly fresh, I’ve got the salad for you!  I created this recipe last year after I was inspired by a similar one I ate during a 21 day detox.  You know it must be good if I’m still eating it, right??

easy detox salad for a protein packed and easy lunch idea

Best Salads = clean ingredients, start to finish!

I used to make salads that consisted of veggies (maybe some tomatoes and cucumbers) and some kind of bottled salad dressing.  I’m all for convenience but let’s start reading those labels ladies!

best salad recipes for clean eating lunch ideas

Bottled dressing is one of the easiest things to toss when you are starting on a clean eating diet.  Making a simple lemon salad dressing like the one I will show you in this recipe is super easy!  Trust me, you won’t want the bottled stuff!

Good Salad Recipes mean fresh & filling ingredients aka don’t leave you hangry

When you’re looking for salad ingredients and salad vegetables, look for filling components.  Don’t be afraid to add healthy fats like olive oil and avocado.  This recipe also includes quinoa.

The benefits of quinoa are endless but my favorite reasons to eat quinoa is that it’s filling, it’s packed with protein, and it’s gluten free.

the best salad recipes for dinner or lunch

Some other salad veggies to include for a lunch or dinner salad could be kale, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, eggs, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, zoodles… the options are endless.

Lunches that aren’t salad???

When you think healthy lunch do you immediately think salad?  Or boring?  Salad lunch ideas can be endless by mixing and matching ingredients!  Even by putting salad in a jar you can spice up your lunch.

Aside from leftovers, salads are my usual go-to for lunch.  They help me to stay full and ensure that I am getting a healthy dose of veggies, protein, and healthy fats mid-day.

One of Best Quinoa Salad Recipes ever!!!! Seriously.

Give this quinoa salad recipe a try if you’re looking for something easy, healthy and fresh for lunch!  I add grilled or roasted chicken to pump up the protein factor.  You can also leave it off if you’re looking for a light side-dish!

the best salads for an easy lunch or dinner

good salad recipes for an easy lunch or quick dinner

Quinoa Detox Salad

Best quinoa salad recipes include this Quinoa detox salad full of fresh ingredients and protein for an easy healthy lunch.

Servings 2


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup grilled chicken
  • 1 TB olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1 fresh lemon juice of
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup cucumbers diced
  • 2 TB fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine oil, salt, liquid aminos and lemon juice and mix well.  Set aside.

  2. Add quinoa, chicken, veggies & coat gently.  

  3. Cover and let sit in fridge for 2-3 hours.  

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