Rainbow Quinoa Salad | Quinoa Recipe for Weight Loss

 Colourful and Crunchy Rainbow Salad Recipe

Salads have multiple nutrient benefits and it is always a good idea as well as a healthy eating habit to indulge in a salad diet be it summer or winter.

Numerous salad recipes are flooding on the internet where you can taste them for your own good by spending a few minutes in the kitchen. All you need is a handful of fresh green veggies or some colourful vegetables, whichever is your choice.

Rainbow Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Recipe for Weight Loss

Eating salads every day keep a variety of health problems at bay such as high blood pressure, diabetes, immune system disorders and even eye problems. We will discuss the health benefits of salads in detail later on. For the time being, we at Easy Recipes World offer you with best of the best kind of recipes which are weight loss friendly, scrumptious and succulent for your taste buds.

The Internet already is a beautiful place where you can search for your favourite recipes in just a few seconds. Thanks to the advance technology, where people share amazing recipes, help each other with diet and nutrition plus much more offerings.

If you are on your weight loss journey or just want to create some healthy twist with your eating habits, today we are going to share a brand new salad recipe that is fine in nature and colourful in texture!

The Rainbow Quinoa Salad is all you need for a hearty, mouth-watering diet of all times. It is crunchy ad colourful which is packed with a wholesome of ingredients. This salad dish is purely vegan, gluten-free and oil-free which will maximize healthy eating.

Without much of your delay let us begin to make this amazing and colourful Rainbow Quinoa Recipe!

Ingredients to make Quinoa 

  • 200 gms white Quinoa (1 full cup)
  • 4 cups of Water
  • Cooking oil (any of your choice) as required
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/3 Kaali Mirch Powder
  • Saucepan for cooking

Ingredients to make Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Salad Ingredients
Quinoa Recipe for Weight Loss

  • 200 gms Cooked Quinoa
  • A thinly chopped small amount of carrots, beetroots, green capsicums, yellow capsicums, cucumbers, white cabbage leaves, purple cabbage leaves
  • Thinly chopped Tomatoes, small ginger root pieces, freshly chopped small amount of coriander leaves.
  • 1/3 Kaali Mirch Powder
  • 1/3 jeera powder
  • 1/3 Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/3 Chaat Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 to 1 and a half tablespoon of virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chili Flakes
  • 1 lemon juice
  • White Roasted Til for dressing
  • Coriander leaves for dressing and a few amount of Chilli Flakes for dressing/garnishing

Recipe to make Rainbow Quinoa Salad

To make the cooked Quinoa

  • Take a quantity of 200 gms of Quinoa and wash it with 2 cups of water for a thorough cleaning and to wither off the bitter outer layer of the Quinoa seeds. Remember to take the white Quinoa for making!
  • Heat the saucepan and add 1and a half tablespoon of cooking oil of your choice( refined, mustard, olive oil). After that, put the freshly washed Quinoa seeds and roast them to dry out the extra moisture being present from washing. Doing this will get you to prepare Quinoa in 15 to 20 minutes.
  • After roasting the quinoa, add 1/4 tablespoon of turmeric powder to give good colour and texture plus mix well thoroughly.
  • Post doing this, add 1/4 cup of water and let the Quinoa boil in water completely. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Himalayan Pink Salt,  1/3 tablespoon of Kaali Mirch powder to add a fine flavour.
  • One you see boiling of water present in the saucepan containing quinoa, put it into the medium flame and cover it with a lid for 15 minutes.
  • Post 15 minutes, you will see to experience soft, well-cooked quinoa. Turn the flame off and within 2 mins you will have your quinoa ready!
Rainbow Quinoa Salad in a plate
Healthy Quinoa Recipe

To make Rainbow Quinoa Salad

  • Once you have cooked quinoa, transfer it into a microwave glass bowl and add fresh, beautiful and colourful veggies one by one. Remember, they are small in amount and thinly chopped!
  • Add carrots, beetroots, green capsicum, yellow capsicum, cucumbers, white cabbage leaves, purple cabbage leaves, thinly chopped tomatoes, small ginger pieces and coriander leaves.
  • Adding these will give you the desired and healthy Rainbow quinoa salad! 
  • Now add all the healthy spices of all times, 1/3 tablespoon of Kaali Mirch powder, 1/3 tablespoon of Jeera powder, 1/3 tablespoon of Himalayan Pink Salt, 1/3 Chaat masala and mix it well.
  • In a little bowl, take 1 tablespoon of honey and or in 1 to 1 and a half tablespoon of virgin olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon of chilli flakes and squeeze 1 entire lemon juice. Put this dressing onto the salad evenly and mix it thoroughly for a few minutes.
  • Your Rainbow Quinoa Salad is almost ready! For garnishing the cooked quinoa recipe you can spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of white til or coriander leaves.
  • To enjoy the crunchy, hearty rainbow quinoa you can add few toppings of Chilli flakes to make it more irresistible and lip-smacking.
Rainbow quinoa salad is a perfect balance having colours and textures. Bright coloured, nutritious vegetables are the major USP to the appetizing and satisfying salad. Easy to prepare and is perfect for breakfast, easy dinner or even entertaining hosting. A must-have quinoa recipe for a healthy lifestyle!

Recipe Notes

  • In case you don't have Chilliflakes for tossing, you can toss cashew nuts or peanuts as you wish to.
  • If you don't wish to add honey, you can go for using 1/2 cup of coconut milk or even peanut butter if you want a thick consistency.
  • You can even dress it with orange juice in case you are not interested in the addition of lemon juice.

Health Benefits of Rainbow Salad Quinoa

  • Quinoa is one of a kind, the earthy protein-rich base of the salad which makes it crunchy and healthy at the same time. It has numerous benefits and the best being in helping to aid weight loss.
  • All the colourful veggies make it look desirable to have natural fibre which ensures in giving a healthy gut and balances high blood pressure. Vegetable intake can help you in getting good eyesight, younger-looking skin, healthy hair and so on.
  • All the added spices have their own benefits of necessary vitamins and minerals. 
  • Quinoa Rainbow salad is best to take for breakfast or lunch and keeps you full for a long time to avoid extra unhealthy bingeing.


Eating a clean diet will ensure healthy living. Just like fruits and vegetables are colourful in nature, build a colourful healthy life for yourself by eating healthy and nutritious because your body is like a temple and you have to worship it every day by eating healthy and ensuring a healthy lifestyle.

Guys try the colourful Rainbow quinoa salad recipe and share your valuable comments!

Be healthy and eat healthily guys!!💓

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