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Quinoa Caprese combines the true flavors of summer, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil with super food quinoa for your new favorite dish of the summer!
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Quinoa Caprese

Caprese Quinoa Salad is filled with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. Add in quinoa and a simple white balsamic vinaigrette and summer just got delicious with this easy side dish recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese quinoa salad
Servings: 4
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • In medium saucepot bring 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add quinoa. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water has been absorbed, 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Using a fork, fluff up quinoa. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Uncover and cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, in serving dish combine olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, kosher salt and pepper until blended.
  • Stir in quinoa, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, gently tossing until evenly coated. Serve at room temperature or chilled.