Quinoa Salad With Artichokes

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Enjoy this delicious and light and amazing Quinoa Salad With Artichokes, and lots of yummy vegetables. It is great as a side dish or as a main!

Quinoa Salad With Artichokes

I have been preparing this Quinoa salad recipe at my cooking classes and it is always a huge hit. You can also check out my Vegan Greek Salad, Vegan Waldorf Salad, And Southwestern Tofu Salad.

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What Is Quinoa Salad With Artichokes Made Of?

  • Quinoa – I used white quinoa, you can also use red or white or a combination of all 3. Quinoa is sold in the health food store or online on Amazon.
  • Artichoke Hearts – you can use artichoke hearts in a jar that is in the water. If you can only find the marinated artichokes then make sure to reduce the amount of salt in the dressing.
  • Tomato – multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes are great in this salad but chopped tomatoes are equally fine.
  • Red Onion – taste great but you can always substitute with Vidalia onion.
  • Cilantro/Parsley – I prefer cilantro but I know a lot of my audience loathe it and actually prefer parsley.
  • Olive Oil – you can make it oil-free and leave the oil out.
  • Lime/Lemon Juice – gives a fresh taste to your salad.
  • Cumin – another must flavor.
  • Salt – I use Himalayan pink salt but any natural salt is great.

Best Quinoa Salad With Artichoke, tomatoes, onion and chopped cilantro in a white bowl

How To Make Quinoa Salad With Artichokes

On those days when I don’t feel like making elaborate meals, my go-to dishes are one bowl salads. Today was just one of those days, to prepare this artichoke quinoa salad, which is full of flavors in every bite.

Add some chopped tomatoes, onion, artichoke hearts, garlic, parsley, or cilantro with olive oil and lemon. If you have an avocado that’s ripe, add some too to this easy quinoa salad recipe.

Easy Quinoa Salad With Artichokes in a large white bowl and garnished with cilantro and lime wedges

If you have never tried quinoa before, this would be a great salad to prepare. Quinoa is actually a seed that is high in protein. Quinoa is usually prepared like you would with other grains.

It is vegan and gluten-free so it is a great alternative for those who are on a gluten-free lifestyle. It’s best to rinse quinoa before cooking to remove its natural coating of saponin which can make it taste soapy or bitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Other Ingredients Can I Add To My Salad?

  1. Cucumber
  2. Olives
  3. Vegan Feta Cheese
  4. Chickpeas
  5. Roasted Red Peppers
  6. Avocado

How Long Does Quinoa Salad With Artichokes Keep?

Store your leftover quinoa salad in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. For longer storage, put in a freezer-safe container for about 3 months.

What Do You Eat With Quinoa Salad?

I love to eat mine alone for a healthy meal or serve it as a side with Baked Falafel or Curry Cabbage

Can I Eat Quinoa Salad Cold?

Yes, you can eat your salad cold or hot. 

For more delicious Quinoa Recipes check out my:

Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl With Berries

Curry Quinoa with Broccoli

Southwestern Quinoa Bake

Black Bean Quinoa Patties

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Nutrition

(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 234 kcal / 978 kJ
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Carbs: 31 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • For:
  • 4 people

Ingredients

Salad Dressing

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa in a fine meshed strainer and rinse under running water. Add quinoa and water in medium pot on medium high heat and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer, cover pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime prepare vegetables and dressing. Remove quinoa from heat and fluff with a fork, transfer to a large serving bowl. Add prepared vegetables.
  3. To prepare the dressing, whisk olive oil, lime or lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Drizzle dressing over quinoa salad and toss with a fork to combine.
  4. Delicious served at room temperature or chilled in refrigerator.

Notes

You can add extra ingredients such as avocado, baked tofu, cucumber, shredded carrots. Whatever your favorite veggies are and you will end up with a great salad.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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32 Comments
  1. Alison
    June 28, 2019

    Oh wow, this is my new favorite, I’m enjoying it as I write.

  2. Collene
    January 10, 2018

    This recipe is excellent !!! There are an endless possibilities to change it up by adding different vegetables or fruit. I use the box quinoa that is flavored which makes 2 cups, so I double the recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 10, 2018

      Thank you for your feedback Collene, so happy you enjoyed it, I agree that it is very versatile!

  3. Hauke Fox
    February 22, 2016

    Cumin is just the best!! This salad would go great in my lunchbox at some point this week, looks delicicous! :-)

  4. Sina @ Vegan Heaven
    February 22, 2016

    This salad looks so delicious, Michelle! I love quinoa. :-)

  5. Gin
    February 22, 2016

    These flavors sound wonderful! I never thought of combining artichokes and quinoa but this looks totally delish.

  6. Hedi
    February 22, 2016

    My two favourite things ! Will be trying for sure!

  7. yummy mummy kitchen
    February 21, 2016

    Yay, I always need more quinoa salad ideas! Thanks!

  8. Donna
    February 21, 2016

    We love one bowl dishes for easy weeknight cooking as well. Love how simple this salad is, and I bet it tastes amazing! Pinning :)

  9. Danielle Omar
    February 21, 2016

    This looks really great — 2 of my faves…quinoa and artichokes. I will definitely be giving this one a try soon. Thanks!

  10. Healing Tomato
    February 19, 2016

    you know, I have tried quinoa and artichokes in the past but it never came out this good. I think your dressing recipe really makes this a delicious meal. I must try it.

  11. OurFamilyWorld
    February 18, 2016

    The salad looks delicious. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  12. Greg @ fullofbeans.us
    February 18, 2016

    Right! Love every single one of those ingredients. This is a winner for certain! :-)

  13. rosey
    February 18, 2016

    That’s a great salad. Perfect for light dinners or any lunch!

  14. Ana Fernandez
    February 18, 2016

    Looks amazing that mix between quinoa and artichoke. I have never try something like this but looks pretty simple and easy so im going to try it next weekend!

  15. Terri Beavers
    February 18, 2016

    That looks like an interesting salad. I don’t think I’ve ever had artichoke before but I’d like to try it sometime.

  16. Mardene Carr
    February 18, 2016

    Not to sure about the artichoke part at all….Quinoa is fine but that artichoke….hmmmmmmm

  17. victoria
    February 18, 2016

    This is a great recipe and this is the first time that i knew this recipe. I want to try this

  18. Edwin Lao
    February 18, 2016

    I have never tried this but surely its a tasty one. I don’t know if this available in Philippine market but if does I surely make one for my self.

  19. Elizabeth O.
    February 18, 2016

    I love salad but I don’t think I’ve tried using quinoa. This is definitely worth a try, especially since artichoke is one of my favorites!

  20. Nicole Escat
    February 18, 2016

    I want to try this awesome Recipe of your’s :) This really looks and sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Amber
    February 18, 2016

    Interesting. I’ve never tried Quinoa. It sounds good And your dish looks delicious

  22. Healing Tomato
    February 17, 2016

    Artichoke and quinoa make a great combination. That dressing looks so perfect for this recipe

  23. Debbie Denny
    February 17, 2016

    That looks like a great light meal. Looks tasty and a good combination.

  24. Claudette Esterine
    February 17, 2016

    I must admit that I have never had this and it would not normally cross my mind. It does look interesting and appealing though. :)

  25. Courtney
    February 17, 2016

    Ooh this looks delicious!! I love artichokes so I can’t wait to make this!

  26. michelle
    February 17, 2016

    this salad looks delightful and tasty! what a nice and lite option

  27. Waseem Khan
    February 17, 2016

    That looks really good. I will definitely be trying this out soon. Thanks for the recipe !

  28. Marissa
    February 17, 2016

    I love quinoa salads, but have never tried it with artichoke! That sounds good.

  29. ana
    February 17, 2016

    Oooh this looks heavenly I love a good salad!

  30. Robin masshole mommy
    February 17, 2016

    That sounds absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to try the salad.