Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese (Gluten Free)

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad - A trio of sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and creamy goat cheese brighten this tasty salad! | tastythin.com

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese (Gluten Free) – fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese are the perfect compliment to quinoa in this gluten free salad.  Great for a barbecue or meal prep.

This Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese is a simple and delicious side dish, make ahead lunch, or stand alone meal!  I love quinoa salads, especially in the summer when I can cook up a large batch of quinoa and let my veggie and herb garden do the rest!

In this simple recipe, the herbs and lemon juice add a bright freshness while goat cheese provides a touch of creamy indulgence.  I used a blend of fresh basil, parsley, and oregano here, which is one of my favorite flavor combos for Mediterranean/Italian inspired meals.  The sweet little tomatoes were the star of the show in this recipe and almost too pretty to eat. 😉

Try this with some grilled chicken or fish for dinner.  Or make a batch on Sunday and your lunch is prepped for the week!

Variations & Tips for Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese

  • This salad makes a good base for other add-ins – try bell peppers, cucumbers, olives, radishes, or spinach for example.
  • Change it up using other grains such as red quinoa or farro.
  • Makes a great side dish for a barbecue – serve with grilled chicken or burgers.
  • For Meal Prep, package individual servings with prepped Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers or shrimp.
  • Substitute feta cheese for the goat cheese and add Kalamata olives for a Greek inspired quinoa salad.

Looking for more quinoa inspiration?  Try this Easy Mexican Quinoa Skillet or one of my all-time favorites, Copycat Amy’s Vegan Quinoa & Black Bean Burritos.

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad - A trio of sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and creamy goat cheese brighten this tasty salad! | tastythin.com

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad - A trio of sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and creamy goat cheese brighten this tasty salad! | tastythin.com

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad - A trio of sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and creamy goat cheese brighten this tasty salad! | tastythin.com

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad - A trio of sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, and creamy goat cheese brighten this tasty salad! | tastythin.com

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese (Gluten Free)

Tomato Herb Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese (Gluten Free) - fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, and goat cheese are the perfect compliment to quinoa in this gluten free salad.  Perfect for barbecues or meal prep.
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 (1/2 cup servings)
Calories: 122kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (I used basil, parsley, and oregano)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine quinoa, tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Stir in fresh herbs and goat cheese. Chill until ready to serve.
Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10.9% | Vitamin C: 25.1% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 9%
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