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Balsamic honey grilled vegetable quinoa salad

Honey Balsamic Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad

My Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad is packed with protein and perfectly grilled veggies!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Grilling, Italian
Servings 2 main


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1 zucchini, cut in ½ inch pieces
  • 1 squash, cut in ½ inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper, cut in ½ inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey *
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped


  • Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  • In a bowl, coat all the vegetables with the olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Pour into a grilling pan.
  • Grill vegetables over medium heat for 12-15 minutes. You want them to be tender, but still be somewhat crisp and not soggy.
  • Whisk the balsamic, honey and lemon together.  Mix the dressing with the cooked quinoa and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the grilled vegetables.
  • Serve hot or cold. Refrigerates well.


* For a vegan option use agave instead of honey!
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