7 Quinoa Salads We Want to Dive Into Headfirst

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We know it’s easy to overspend on to-go salads for lunch and at your favorite restaurant when you need a grain bowl fix. But before you reach for the cheap takeout menu or frown over a bowl of leftovers, know you’ve got way better options: This week’s featured foodie, Alyssa Rimmer of Simply Quinoa, shares seven vibrant and unique ways to celebrate the always-popular gluten-free ingredient.

With chili-roasted sweet potatoes, earthy black beans, crunchy lettuce, and a creamy avocado-cilantro dressing, this salad has everything you need for a nutritious and delicious meal.

This light, summery salad is packed full of antioxidants. Bursting with sweet blueberries and tossed in a basil dressing, it will excite your taste buds and fuel your body.

This salad is the perfect way to use up your farmer’s market haul. Can customize it with any veggies you find in your area—the more, the better!

With garlicky kale, crispy chickpeas, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and toasted raw quinoa, this meatless salad makes a perfect light dinner.

This corn salad is bound to become a summertime barbecue favorite. Serve it as a side dish, pile it on top of tacos, or dig in salsa-style with chips.

This vegan chopped salad stars warm chickpeas and a creamy tarragon-tahini dressing.

This simple salad contains crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and buttery avocado. Toss with a quick lemon dressing to complement the veggies.

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