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Balsamic Quinoa Salad
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Balsamic Quinoa Salad

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup – ½ best quality extra virgin olive oil - depending on if you are watching calories
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 6 cloves of garlic - minced
  • 2 shallots - minced
  • Salt - pepper and cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 4 oz blue cheese
  • 1 can black beans


  • Make dressing by combining vinegar, mustard, garlic, shallots and olive oil; season to taste.
  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions; allow to cool.
  • Combine roasted red pepper and remaining ingredients with quinoa.
  • Add dressing and toss.
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