Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Lulu | lulusloveforfood
by Lulu | lulusloveforfood
8 servings
50 min

Quinoa. A questionable rice or grain to have other than your typical white or brown rice, potatoes, rice pilaf, etc. It had to be made very well in order to satisfy your taste buds. Quinoa sometimes gets lost in our eating regimen because its bland. However, they are rich in protein, fiber, B vitamins, and dietary minerals in amounts greater than in many grains!! Quinoa can pretty much take on any kinds of flavors and ingredients. I now make these on the regular when I meal prep for my husband and I. This recipe will satisfy your taste buds! I have incorporated grilled vegetables and lemon zest to add a pop of freshness. The vegetables give it that grilled char flavor, it has sweet grilled corn which adds to this dish! I love this side dish so much, I got my family eating quinoa with this one. Enjoy!

Combined together and garnished with lemon wedges and parsley

grilled vegetables diced and ready to mix with the quinoa

Raw Vegetables before the grill

Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced quarter inch thick
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut in large pieces
  • 1 jalapeno, cut in large pieces
  • 2 corn on the cob
  • Half purple onion, sliced thick
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lemon, zested and half juice
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
Cook the quinoa according to package instruction. Place in a medium size serving dish.
Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place them on a grill. Cook the zucchini, bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion on both sides so it's slightly tender with charred grill marks. They will cook pretty fast. The corn will take slightly longer to char all around. Once removed, allow it to come to room temperature.
Dice all the vegetables, so they are in bite size pieces. Add it in the serving dish with the quinoa. Then, add the cilantro, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper. Taste and add a pinch more salt if needed. Serve
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