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Tomato Basil Quinoa

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Tomato Basil Quinoa

4.4 from 7 votes
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tomato Basil Quinoa
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 524kcal


  • 3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar, red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 6 ounce colby-jack cheese
  • 12 leaves basil, fresh


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions; allow to cool to room temp.  In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Slice tomatoes in half, chop apple, roughly chop pecans, cut cheese into cubes, and thinly slice basil. Add to quinoa.
  • Drizzle dressing over quinoa; toss gently to coat evenly.  May be served at room temperature or chilled for later.
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Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 556mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g

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