Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

This delicious and healthy quinoa salad is packed with veggies, fresh herbs, crumbled feta and dressed with a garlicky Dijon vinaigrette. It’s a favourite recipe in my household and the leftovers are even better! It’s the perfect salad to pack for lunches, picnics and potlucks.

I love this salad because it’s so easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand!

What’s in this salad?

  • Quinoa (of course!) – regular quinoa or tri-colour
  • Peas – I like to use fresh peas when in season but frozen are just as nice
  • Pumpkin seeds – roasted & salted give the salad a nice crunch
  • Shredded red cabbage – for more crunch!
  • Red onion
  • Crumbled Feta
  • Bell Pepper
  • Fresh basil and Italian parsley

Hope this becomes your new go-to salad! Enjoy!

Rainbow Quinoa Salad

A delicious and healthy salad that's quick and easy to make. Your new favourite salad!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: Easy, family friendly, healthy
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups quinoa cooked and chilled
  • 1 cup peas if using fresh, blanch and chill, if using frozen thaw in warm water and drain
  • 1 red or yellow pepper diced
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage diced
  • 1 cup feta crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley minced
  • 1/2 cup basil finely shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste

Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 6 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • pinch salt & pepper


  • Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl. Next place all vinaigrette ingredients a mason jar and shake to combine well. Pour dressing over salad, season to taste with salt and pepper, toss and enjoy!