Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes and Peaches

Quinoa makes a great blank canvas to decorate with the bright, fresh flavors of summer. This salad is endlessly riffable: switch up the quinoa with any other cooked grain such as wheat berries or barley. Use nectarines, apricots, plums or a combination of any stone fruit you have in place of the peaches.

Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes and Peaches

Quinoa based salad with summer's best produce and a light vinaigrette dressing..
Course Appetizer, Salad
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pot
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • cups water
  • 2 peaches chopped into 1/2 in. cubes
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 jalapeño finely diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • ½ cup Toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds optional
  • ½ cup feta or goat cheese crumbled (optional)


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ½ teaspooon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Rinse the quinoa in a sieve, drain. Place the quinoa in a medium size sauce pot, add water. Uncovered, bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minuets. Remove from the heat, uncover and fluff with a fork. Transfer to a large serving dish.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Add the remaining salad ingredients and the dressing to the quinoa, gently toss to combine.


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Keyword pasta salad, peaches, quinoa, stone fruit, summer recipe, tomatoes

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