Quinoa salads are the ultimate life saver for those eating gluten free!! Let me tell you why…When I first had to make the switch to eating gluten free, one of the hardest things was lunch foods. I was used to eating a sandwich, and all of a sudden sandwiches were not so appetizing. The cardboard bread just wasn’t doing it for me 😉 I can’t really remember how, but I quickly discovered quinoa salads. Let me tell you, life just hasn’t been the same since – in a good way! 🙂
I feel solely responsible for converting most of Toronto to eating quinoa salads. At first, on summer weekends at friends’ cottages, I would bring a small amount just to make for myself for lunch, while everyone else ate sandwiches. Then, people kept asking to try it, and asking for a bit more. Now, it’s basically assumed (and anxiously anticipated) that lunch will consist of a massive quinoa salad filled with veggies and a great dressing. So for today’s post, I want to share with you my favourite quinoa salad recipe.
You can put whatever veggies in the quinoa salad that you want, but these are the ones I added. The dressing is really versatile too! I recently put it on top of steamed vegetables and loved it! Because I used tahini, it gives it a creamy texture, without any dairy! This recipe is also completely gluten free and nut free.