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Caprese Quinoa Salad

Put the "Q" in BBQ with this caprese quinoa salad — the ultimate healthy side dish for grill parties.
Caprese quinoa salad

This recipe is excerpted from Life Time’s first-ever cookbook, 1-2-12.

  • Makes 4 servings
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 to 20 minutes


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Himalayan or Celtic salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, diced into 1/4-inch cubes (omit if vegan or dairy-free)


Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss with the cooked quinoa and halved tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Once the mixture cools, gently fold in the basil and mozzarella cubes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Container
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Total Carbohydrates 34g
Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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