Pizza Quinoa Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 5
An easy make-ahead salad using cooked quinoa, pizza toppings, and a zesty Italian salad dressing.
Zesty Italian Dressing Ingredients:
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon basil
  • ¼ teaspoon red peppers flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Salad Ingredients:
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup red onion
  • 3.8 ounces can of sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup mini pepperoni slices
  1. To make the Zesty Italian Dressing, combine the oil, vinegar, water, sugar, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, basil, red pepper flakes, and pepper in a small cruet or lidded container. Shake well to mix.
  2. To make the salad, add the quinoa, tomatoes, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, bell pepper, onion, olives, mushrooms, and pepperoni to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Toss to coat.
Either cover and store the salad in the large bowl or divide the salad between 5 lidded containers. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Recipe by Premeditated Leftovers™ at