Light, refreshing, and full of Spring's intoxicating flavors—rosemary, thyme, oregano, and chives, along with fresh dandelion greens, peas, and lemon—this quinoa salad is balanced and super nutritious. I've added salmon and sheep's feta but it can be made vegan too. In fact, once you have the quinoa cooked, and tossed with the simple herb dressing below, the options for creativity are endless.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and one of our favorite grains. It is high in protein, antioxidants, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. We cook it at least twice a week. I love that it cooks up in only 15 to 20 minutes! Here is a tip for cooking quinoa (actually most grains): Be sure to bring the quinoa to a boil when it first goes on the stove and then it bring down to a simmer. If it doesn't boil first, the quinoa can end up mushy and the grains stuck together. Use my recipe here for cooking quinoa on the stove or in the Instant Pot!