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Aunt Madelaine’s Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Family recipe are the BEST in my opinion, and my Aunt Madelaine’s Rainbow Quinoa Salad is no exception to this.

It is packed full of delicious fresh flavors with the quinoa adding great healthy whole grains.

This salad is very low in calories, and because the quinoa is very filling, you can eat a good amount and the whole grains will keep you satisfied for hours.

Just as a little side about me, I’m named after my Aunt Madelaine.  Yep, her middle name is Collette.

This recipe is the day four (4) lunch main dish recipe of my 7-Day Meal Plan program. I created the program because after researching the meal plan program provided by a recognized authority on diabetes, I was appalled at the ingredients and nutrition values.

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Aunt Madelaine's Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Aunt Madelaine’s Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Flavor packed and it's all about family!
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: 7-day meal plan, quinoa, salad,
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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For the Quinoa

  • 1 1/2 Cups Quinoa
  • 2 1/2 Cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

For the Salad

  • 1 green inion sliced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch Cilantro minced

For the Dressing

  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


For the Quinoa

  • Bring water to a boil, add quinoa, cayenne and chili powder. Cover and simmer until water is absorbed. About 15 minutes.
  • Put quinoa in a large serving bowl and allow to cool.

For the Salad

  • While quinoa is cooking, prep and chop all the veggies and assemble the salad dressing.
  • Once quinoa is cooled, add all the veggies and stir to combine.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Place salad in the fridge and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Nutrition Facts
Aunt Madelaine’s Rainbow Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 131mg5%
Potassium 385mg11%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1850IU37%
Vitamin C 167.5mg203%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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