Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quinoa Salad Jars {In My Kitchen}

This is another Pinterest inspired post :)

I am always searching for new ways to prepare quinoa
I also needed to prep some lunches for myself for the week and knew these were the perfect idea

The first is the Fiesta Quinoa Salad (recipe HERE)
Each of these start with a dressing for the bottom layer, add your quinoa, stir and then add all the other ingredients in layers...super simple!

A little secret about me is that when I make up my mind to make something, I will make it whether I have the specific listed ingredients or not, I will substitute what I have!
So, for this one I was out of tomatoes..so for color I added carrots and edamame :)

This is the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (recipe HERE
In this one my substituted ingredients were edamame, artichokes, feta cheese and dried cranberries!

The larger jar versions of these also included spinach, arugula or lettuce, plus there was an asian salad that sounded really good too!


  1. beautiful AND healthy ~ just like you!
    i will be trying this ♥

  2. You are a smart girl!
    What did we do before discovering quinoa?
    It's so good, and good for you!

  3. hi dawn,

    i'm having trouble receiving my blogs in my email. yours is one of them. aol has asked me to inquire as to whether my email is being returned to the senders. i was wondering if that was the case with ciao bella? thanking you in advance.

    anne (aka fanci) drisc512@aol.com

  4. i will be trying this as well! i gotta get back on pinterest!! thanks dawn..xoxo