Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Taste of Tuesday - Confetti Quinoa Salad

Today I am linking up for the first time with Jessica from Blissfully Miller and Ashley from Let's Get Bananas! I can't wait to see all the yummy recipes!

Confetti Quinoa Salad


1 cup of quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 cup cucumber, diced
1/3 cup red onion, shopped
1 cup chickpeas
2/3 cup of feta
2 small tomatoes, diced
pine nuts


2 tbsp prepared pesto
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp pepper

In a saucepan, add quinoa and broth and bring to boil. Reduce head, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Fluff with fork and let cool.

For the dressing, whisk together pesto, vinegar, oil and pepper. Add to quinoa with yellow pepper, cucumber, onion and chickpeas. Add feta and tomatoes and sprinkle with pine nuts!

This recipe lasts a few days in the fridge is great to bring to school or work for lunch. If you aren't a pesto fan, I've heard of subsisting pesto for lime juice so it's more of a lime vinaigrette.



  1. I like quinoa, but I always seem to forget about it! This recipe sounds great, and it's colorful too... that always gets points in my book :)

    1. I actually forget about it often too! It's delicious when I remember!

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. I've made a very similar recipe to this one and it's definitely one of my favs! Such a fun mix of ingredients. Thanks for linking up with Jess and me!

  3. This sounds so good, can't wait to try it!! So glad you decided to join in the fun!

  4. This recipe looks delicious and healthy, plus I love how colorful it is!


  5. YUM!! I've been wanting to try quinoa and this salad looks perfect! Definitely on my grocery list! Thanks for linking up!! :)


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  7. This is perfect for packing for lunches. I need to get on this over the weekend!

  8. This looks delish! Visiting from the link up

  9. Looks really good! I don't normally cook with quinoa, but I might have to try this!

  10. This is amazing and exxxxactly the sort of thing I should be eating right now!! (My glucose test came back with waaaayyy too high sugar) sooo gotta really start reigning in the eating. Thanks for the recipe I'm def. going to try this, especially since I'm trying to use up some pesto in my fridge!

    1. I'm sorry to hear about your glucose! Gah!

      I hope you like it!