I love this recipe. Better than the Costco premade quinoa salad. I typically add cucumber and cherry tomatoes (cut in half) as well as the other veggies. You could add whatever veggies you want and it would still be great. This salad holds in the fridge for several days. You could even use the vinaigrette on regular salads too. Thanks for posting!
We love this! I have made it several times and my family eats up every time.. I added cut up chicken one night to make it our main dish. We love the viniagrette and I always double the recipe to have it for my regular salad. I ran out of quinoa one time and subbed brown rice. It was almost as good as the quinoa. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I am making this right now - July 4, 2013 so haven't tasted yet but it sure looks fab! Question:<br/>To what do you add the cumin- to vinaigrette or to quinoa mix? It's not mentioned in recipe at all. Thanks for any help!
OMG, my husband and I loved it !! Such a fantastic easy recipe ! I am making this more often. Thanks Dr.Kaley :)
Wonderful. Made the recipe as printed and it turned out great. The different colors from the beans, peppers and cilantro made this dish pop on the table. Moving this recipe to the top of my favorites because I am certain you could add any additional veggies you have on hand. Already decided the next time I make this I am serving with grilled shrimp. Thank you Dr. Kaley!
DE-LISH! I had everything on hand, and used organic red quinoa which I toasted first using (very simple) Quinoa-Toasted. I didn't have as much red pepper on hand, so supplemented with some roasted red pepper I had left over. And I used honey for the sweetener, and didn't even bother with salt or pepper!!
I cut the recipe in half (just for one), and can see that a larger red onion would be too much, but one of the smaller ones is just fine. I might add some finely chopped jalapeno next time.
At any rate, I LOVED it and will for sure be making it again, and sending the recipe to a couple of friends.
This salad is excellent. I brought it to a party where most of the guests had never even heard of quinoa - but they loved it and requested the recipe. I've made it many times and each time it gets rave reviews.
Excellent salad! I made this a few days ago as a side dish for a salmon dinner and really enjoyed it. I discovered as I was putting it together that I had pinto beans but no black beans so used those instead. I used regular quinoa from Trader Joe's and turbinado sugar as my natural sweetener. Next time I will back off on the onion by half, or maybe even cut up some scallions instead. I think the best part is the "dressing" on the quinoa. Thanks, dr_kaley, I haven't found that many great quinoa recipes, but this is one!
This is very very good. I find myself craving it now. I didn't think I was going to like it at first, but I am glad I made it, it's a keeper!! Wonderful flavor and just the right texture and combination of flavors. Even better left over. Thanks