I know what you’re thinking: “ANOTHER quinoa salad recipe?!”. Here me out. Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse (protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals helllooo!) but it also just makes killer base for allll the toppings and fun flavors.
This quinoa salad is loaded with crunchy veggies along with fresh dill, lemon, goat cheese and sunflower seeds. The flavors in this meal are hands down some of my favorite. Make ahead on Sunday and enjoy for various meals throughout the week!
Favorite Quinoa Salad with Lemon Goat Cheese and Dill
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa, cooked according to package instructions
2 bell peppers, diced
1 large English cucumber, diced
1/4 red onion, finely diced
3 handfuls of roughly chopped spinach
1 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 large bunch of fresh dill, finely chopped
1/2 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds + more for topping
1/3-1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons (adjust to the amount of lemon you like! I added a little more at the end)
6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
Season liberally with garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste
Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Top with more sunflower seeds and enjoy!