Summer Fresh Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa Salad


Summer Fresh Quinoa Salad with Bell Peppers, Apricots and Queso Blanco

  • 100 gr. Quinoa
  • 2 pcs. Green onion
  • 50 gr. each, red and green pepper, grilled
  • 30 gr. dried apricots, sliced
  • Queso Blanco, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper

Add 300ml of water to a small pot with salt

Add the quinoa and bring to a boil then low heat with a lid for 10 minutes fluff with fork

Mix the quinoa (warm) with green onions, peppers, apricots, and salt/pepper

Pour half the dressing on, mix (add more if needed)

Place into fridge, present cold with feta crumbled on top


  • White wine vinegar approx. 30ml
  • Olive oil approx. 60ml
  • Minced Garlic (1-2 cloves)
  • Dried Oregano pinch

Mix everything together, add salt/pepper (adjust to taste)

My oldest daughter made this salad and it was a big hit! Very different from what my family is use to but Quinoa seems to be all the rave these days. If you are looking to make a salad for a backyard BBQ or potluck, why not give this one a try? Quinoa is a grain and full of protein.

Have you tried Quinoa before? What did you think?


  1. thanks for the recipe! I've yet to try quinoa in a cold dish, but this sounds yummy!


  2. love finding new recipes for quinoa and like the cheese!

  3. I love love love Quinoa! So many wonderful things you can add it to. The dressing on this sounds perfect for summer. Light flavours with the added protein of quinoa. Yum!
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  4. Oh with apricots! this sounds yummy!
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  5. Cassey C says

    Looks delicious, thanks!

  6. hmrcarlson says

    I love quinoa and the apricots are a yummy addition to this salad!

  7. doomsdayblaze says

    I'm still the guy who pokes at his quinoa, wondering why it's not a steak.

    But… I guess I could give it another chance. Maybe with my steak. I'll take this recipe under consideration 😀
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  8. I have a package of Quinoa in my basement that I haven't touched because I have no idea really what to do with it! this looks good, I've never heard of Queso Blanco before!
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  9. I love everything about Quinoa. This salad looks amazing

  10. Laurie P says

    Yet another great Quinoa recipe! We are a little hooked on cold quinoa salads here…
    Sounds tasty, just not sure about the apricots.

  11. Judy C(Judy Cowan) says

    Sounds like a great salad to try out this summer, thanks for sharing it!

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