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White bowl of Farmer's Market Quinoa Salad with sweet corn, avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes.

Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free & Vegan)

  • Author: Emily from One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups (6 heaping cup servings) 1x


Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad – This fresh, summer quinoa salad is loaded with the best of summer produce. It’s the perfect light lunch or easy side for dinner all summer long! (Gluten Free, Vegan)


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (from 1 cup uncooked)*
  • 1 cup roughly chopped baby spinach
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pit removed, and diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion or minced red onion
  • 1/41/2 cup fresh basil**
  • Juice of 1 lemon (34 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add cooked quinoa to a large bowl.
  2. Add spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, avocado, green onion, and basil.
  3. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil over the salad.
  4. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper and stir to coat well. Taste and add additional lemon juice, basil, salt or pepper, as desired.
  5. Chill until ready to serve. Salad will keep 5-6 days in the refrigerator.


*This is my favorite method for cooking quinoa.

**You can substitute other herbs or omit them. Use the same amount of parsley or cilantro. For dill, reduce amount to 3-4 Tbsp total.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salad, Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop, No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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