This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.
Well, it’s official. Spring has left the building! Hot, humid, sticky weather has completely settled in here in North Carolina. And let’s be real, it ain’t going away anytime soon.
So! That means it’s time to talk easy, breezy, summer-y foods! And this crunchy summer veggie quinoa salad is first on deck.
Because my goodness, it is packed to the brim with oodles of fresh produce. We have juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, sweet sliced carrots, colorful bell pepper, TWO kinds of fresh herbs (!!). I mean really, the summer garden produce gang is most definitely all here.
We toss those gorgeous fresh veggies with some protein-filled quinoa, a finger licking good honey dijon lemon vinaigrette and then we are off to the races.
It’s healthy, it’s super easy and it just totally screams summer.
Now, let’s talk about how to enjoy this quinoa salad, yes?
- Make it for dinner and serve alongside your favorite protein or any grilling favorite.
- Whip together on the weekend and pack up for light lunches during the workweek.
- Finally? Bring it to just about any summer potluck, party or gathering. It can absolutely be made in advance and is delicious served warm, at room temp or even cold. Triple threat for the win right here!
It’s lovely & light summer food at its finest, if I do say so myself.