Caprese Quinoa Salad: Fresh and Satisfying
Picture yourself on a sunlit terrace, surrounded by the aroma of ripe tomatoes and basil. This Caprese Quinoa Salad is a symphony of freshness, bringing together the best flavors of summer in a satisfying bowl.
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook quinoa according to package instructions and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine quinoa, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
- Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad. Toss gently to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Caprese Quinoa Salad is a refreshing twist on the classic Caprese, adding a hearty touch with quinoa. The combination of nutty quinoa, sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and aromatic basil is a delightful experience for your taste buds.
Nutritional Information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 18g | Carbs: 30g | Protein: 12g
Picture yourself sharing this vibrant dish with friends and family, creating memories around a table filled with laughter and the joy of good food. Caprese Quinoa Salad is not just a recipe; it’s an invitation to savor the simple pleasures of life.