Almond Butter Quinoa Salad


Discover a refreshing and nourishing meal with our Nutrient-Packed Delight: Almond Butter Quinoa Salad. This salad is a vibrant mix of fluffy quinoa and crunchy vegetables, all brought together with a creamy almond butter dressing. Garnished with almonds and fresh herbs, it's a perfect balance of textures and flavors, making it an ideal choice for a healthy lunch or side dish.

Almond Butter Quinoa Salad

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 12g


  • Quinoa: 200 grams (1 cup)
  • Red bell pepper, diced: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Cucumber, diced: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Green onions, sliced: 30 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Almond butter: 60 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Lemon juice: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Garlic, minced: 5 grams (1 clove)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped almonds and fresh herbs for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, bell pepper, cucumber, and green onions.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together almond butter, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.
  5. Garnish with chopped almonds and fresh herbs.
  6. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Culinary Tips

  • Add chickpeas or grilled chicken for added protein.
  • For a zestier flavor, include a dash of red pepper flakes in the dressing.


Can I make this salad ahead of time?

Yes, it can be prepared a day in advance and refrigerated.

How can I store leftovers?

Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I use a different grain?

Absolutely, try it with couscous or bulgur for variety.

Let our Nutrient-Packed Delight: Almond Butter Quinoa Salad be your go-to for a quick, healthy, and satisfying meal. It's a dish that not only pleases your palate but also provides the energy and nutrients your body needs. Enjoy the harmony of flavors and the joy of eating well! 🌿🥗🥜