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Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad Recipe


Description

When you want a healthy salad that is filling enough to be a main dish, then you need this Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad recipe. Quinoa and lentils get combined with chopped veggies and a delicious lemon dressing. Skip the store-bought version and make it at home instead!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked red, brown, or green lentils
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper, de-cored and chopped finely
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup baby kale, chopped finely
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the cooked rice, lentils, and quinoa in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Next, add the red bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to let the flavors combine.

Notes

  1. You can use red or white quinoa, or a mixture of both for this recipe.
  2. You can cook for rice, lentils and quinoa up to several days ahead of time prior to making this recipe.
  3. One-fourth cup of dry brown rice will yield one cup of cooked brown rice. 
  4. One-half cup of dry uncooked lentils will yield about 1 cup of cooked lentils. 
  5. One-half cup of dry uncooked quinoa will yield two cups of cooked quinoa. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quinoa and rice salad, copycat costco salad