Quinoa Salad Recipes for Every Season

Quinoa is the perfect healthy food any time of year

This tiny seed is a nutritional powerhouse.

Spring: Quinoa Vegetable Salad

If you’re looking for a new and delicious way to use spring peas, try this fresh and filling salad. Nutty and wholesome quinoa is paired with lots of produce and a bright, citrusy vinaigrette for a refreshing and healthy meal. Click here for the recipe.

Summer: Quinoa and Tomato Salad


You can’t talk about summer produce without talking about tomatoes, and this easy-to-make salad is all about the tomatoes! They’re paired with protein-packed quinoa and fresh chives for a light yet filling summer salad. Click here for the recipe.

Winter: Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad


Make sure you save some blueberries for the winter — this delicious winter squash and quinoa salad uses them for color and sweetness. Top this healthy salad with shallot and arugula and you’ll have a warm and hearty meal to keep you full on a cold day. Click here for the recipe.

Fall: Quinoa with Watercress, Pears, and Pomegranates

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If you need a healthy meal that’s ready in well under a half an hour, this is your new go-to recipe. Nutty quinoa is paired with tart pomegranate seeds, juicy pears (which are in season during the fall), and peppery watercress for a healthy meal. This quick salad is tossed in a mix of white-wine vinegar and pomegranate juice. Click here for the recipe.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.