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19 Quinoa Salads That Will Make You Feel Good About Your Life

Everyone’s going to want to trade.

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1. Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Quinoa

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It’s basically pizza! Recipe here.

2. Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowls

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If Chipotle were ~actually~ healthy. Recipe here.

3. Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Shrimp

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You’re going to live forever. Recipe here.

4. Berry-Almond Quinoa Salad

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Berries + honey-roasted almonds + red quinoa = the peanut butter and jelly of the salad world. Recipe here.

5. Black Quinoa With Avocado, Almonds, and Honey

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Chewy black quinoa with almond milk, avocado and honey makes a sweet-savory meal-in-a-bowl. Recipe here.

6. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

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Buffalo sauce makes everything better. Recipe here.

7. Farmers’ Market Quinoa

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Greens on greens on greens on greens. On quinoa. Recipe here.

8. Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Orange-Coriander Dressing

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It’s vegan! Recipe here.

9. Miso Quinoa Pilaf with Grilled Cucumber, Eggplant, and Soy Dressing

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To make this pilaf, you brown the quinoa in butter before adding miso and simmering it in milk—it makes the quinoa super toasty and rich. Recipe here.

10. Quinoa Salad with Spinach and Fruit

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Taste the rainbow: spinach, a ton of fruit, and balsamic vinaigrette. Recipe here.

11. Honey-Butter Quinoa with Corn and Scallions

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Takes only 20 minutes start to finish and involves melted butter and honey. Recipe here.

12. Quinoa with Currants, Dill, and Zucchini

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Feel fancy, even when you’re eating out of a Tupperware at your desk. Recipe here.

13. Honey-Roasted Carrots and Pickled Beets with Quinoa

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So fresh: Roast carrots with honey until caramelized then toss them with quinoa, pickled beets and fresh mozz. Recipe here.

14. Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Scallions and Mint

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Hi, you’re pretty. Recipe here.

15. Make-Ahead Mustardy Quinoa with Sausage, Potato and Arugula

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Just because you’re eating quinoa doesn’t mean you can’t also be eating sausage. Recipe here.

16. Thai Quinoa Salad

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Crunch, crunch, crunch. That’s you, at your desk, with this spicy, veggie-packed salad. Recipe here.

17. Quinoa Chicken Bowls With Mango Salsa

Secret chicken-breast tenderizer: Sprite. Recipe here.

18. Quinoa Tabbouleh

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Usually this herby Middle Eastern salad is made with bulgur, but it’s genius with quinoa, too. Recipe here.

19. Sesame Kale Glow Bowl

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Two superfoods are better than one. Recipe here.

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