Salads are a versatile and delicious way to incorporate healthy and fresh ingredients into your diet. From leafy greens and vegetables to fruits, nuts, and grains, salads offer a wide range of textures, flavors, and nutrients. Not only are salads easy to make, they’re also perfect for a variety of occasions, from a quick and healthy lunch to a side dish for a dinner party. With so many options and combinations, there’s a salad out there for everyone’s taste preferences and dietary needs.
Watermelon and Quinoa Salad is perfect when the weather is getting warmer and you want something light and healthy, but still satisfying. Watermelon adds a burst of juicy sweetness to the salad, while quinoa provides a protein-packed base that will keep you feeling full for hours. The combination of flavors and textures in this salad is sure to please your taste buds and leave you feeling nourished and energized.
Not only is this salad tasty, it’s also incredibly easy to make. It’s perfect for a quick and healthy lunch, a side dish for a barbecue or a potluck, or a light and refreshing dinner on a warm summer night.
Watermelon And Quinoa SaladCourse: SaladsDifficulty: Easy
A delicious and refreshing recipe for watermelon and quinoa salad!
Cooked Quinoa – ½-¾ cup
Watermelon Pieces – 1 cup
Onion – 1 small, sliced
English Cucumber – 1, diced
Crumbled Feta Cheese (optional)
Chopped Walnuts, Almonds and Mixed Seeds
Fresh Mint Leaves
- Vinaigrette Dressing
Olive Oil – 1/4 cup
Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Honey/Maple Syrup – 1 tsp
Garlic – 2-3 cloves, minced
Salt – 1/4 tsp (adjust as per taste)
Pepper Powder – 1/8 tsp (adjust as per taste)
- For the dressing, add the olive oil, vinegar, honey or maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper into a bottle, close the lid tightly and shake it well to blend it all together. Any extra dressing can be stored in the same bottle, close it tightly and keep it refrigerated.
- Into your mixing bowl, add the cooked quinoa, watermelon pieces, sliced onion and cucumber pieces.
- Add some of the dressing and toss it well. Garnish with some crumbled cheese (if using), chopped nuts and seeds and fresh mint leaves.