Delicious Lemon Dill Quinoa Salad With Scallops

Quinoa Salad

Get balanced nutrition with this delicious salad!

Looking for a light lunch that will keep your body fueled through the afternoon?

This quinoa salad recipe is the perfect meal to energise your day.

Quinoa is a hearty grain that provides long-lasting energy and offers a complete source of protein.

This makes it a perfect choice for vegetarians who may struggle to get complete sources of protein in their diet plan.

Quinoa is also high in fibre, so will help keep your hunger levels down and improve heart health in the process. 

The quinoa is combined with scallops, which are an excellent source of protein and will also provide a small amount of healthy fats.

The dressing is a homemade variety, ensuring you are putting nothing but high quality ingredients into your body.

This is a much healthier choice than store-bought dressings, which are often loaded with sugar, salt, and unhealthy oils.

Serve this salad for a lunch or light dinner – whichever you prefer.

Recipe Snapshot:
Sugar Free – No
Gluten Free –Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – No
Protein – High
Carbs – High
Fats – Low

Lemon Dill Quinoa Salad With Scallops

½ cup cooked quinoa
2 cups scallops
2 cups chopped seeded cucumber
1 ½ cups mushrooms, sliced
½ cup frozen corn kernels
¼ cup chopped fresh dill
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups baby spinach
2 cups salad greens
½ sliced tomatos

Cook quinoa according to package directions.

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic, heat for 1-2 minutes.

Next, add scallops and cook for 5 minutes or until no longer white. Place in a bowl along with sliced cucumber, corn, and mushrooms.

In another bowl, combine the lemon juice and dill and then drizzle over top for the dressing. Add the quinoa, toss and then serve.