Healthy Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa
1 8 oz. package frozen chopped broccoli
1 10.8 oz. package of frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 stem green onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Rinse quinoa under cold water, drain, and then cook quinoa as per package directions
  2. Place broccoli and frozen mixed vegetables in a steamer or in a pot with 1 cup of water on the bottom & cover tightly. Cook on low for about 5-7 minutes until tender stirring occasionally. When done, vegetables drain thoroughly.
  3. In a large bowl, combine vegetables, red onion, bell pepper, cilantro, basil, and green onion, and quinoa.
  4. In a small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients (lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt & pepper). Mix well & then add to the quinoa mixture. This dish can be served either hot or cold depending on preference.

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