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An easy quinoa salad that's perfect for a picnic! It's loaded with veggies and a delicious mustard vinaigrette. Vegan and gluten free.

Vegan Quinoa Salad with Zucchini.

A light and healthy vegan quinoa salad that's full of vegetables and topped with a mustard vinaigrette.

Course Salad
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword easy lunch recipes, picnic food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

For the dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare the quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
  2. Once the quinoa is cool, place it in a large bowl along with all of the chopped vegetables.
  3. Make the dressing: place the lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, mustard, and salt in a small jar with a lid. Shake well.
  4. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and vegetables and toss to coat.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Quinoa Salad with Zucchini.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2925IU59%
Vitamin C 36.6mg44%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.