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Quinoa Caprese Salad

Filled with hearty quinoa, fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and basil, this Quinoa Caprese Salad combines the classic flavors into a healthier dish. It's easy to make, packed with protein, and is bursting with flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese recipe, quinoa recipe, salad recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 415kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese pearls
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of garlic powder

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions, using chicken broth for more flavor.
  • Once quinoa is done, transfer to a large serving bowl. Add in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Lightly toss to coat.
  • Top with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. Stir to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

This salad can be served hot or cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 2mg