If you need a delicious, quick, and easy salad recipe, this may be ideal. Instant Pot Quinoa Salad is a flavor-filled easy salad recipe you can have in less than 20 minutes.
If you’re looking for a light and tasty recipe that you’ll make again and again, you have come to the right place!
Why This Recipe Works
Instant Pot Quinoa Salad may be the quickest recipe ever. You can make it with a few simple and affordable ingredients in less than 20 minutes just using an instant pot.
It features a homemade dressing mixed with crunchy vegetables and egg whites!
Perfect with burgers, sausages, or whatever you’re grilling or for a lovely picnic in the park.
Quinoa is a beautiful ingredient with a nutty flavor and gives a satisfying texture to the salad. It is delicious cold in salad and makes it more crispy.
Onion- use in the base of almost all recipes. Onion adds to the overall taste and texture of the recipes. It makes the salad more satisfying and flavorful.
Brussel's Sprouts- It tastes fantastic and is even addictive. It gives the recipe a caramelized flavor and a satisfying and tender texture.
Butternut- It gives a unique taste and texture to the salad.
How to make
Gather the necessary ingredients.
Take 1 ¼ cups of quinoa in the instant pot.
Pour 2 cups of water and one tablespoon of salt into the instant pot.
Saute for 5-minutes at high pressure; open the lid and do a quick release.
Take out the boiled quinoa in a separate bowl.
Saute chopped onion and Brussel's sprouts in the instant pot for 7 minutes at high pressure.
Add 2 lb butternut squash to the bowl of quinoa.
Also, add boiled onion and Brussel's sprouts to the bowl.
Add one chopped apple to the bowl.
Pour two tablespoons of lemon juice into it.
Sprinkle ½ tablespoon of paprika on the mixture of the ingredients.
Add one tablespoon of lemon zest to it.
Spread ⅓ cup of parsley on it.
Add ¾ cup of feta.
Stir well, and your recipe is ready to serve.
How to Serve
Instant Pot Quinoa Salad tastes excellent served warm or cold, so it's perfect to serve year-round.
This salad is great that can be served on its own.
You can also serve it as a side salad and your favorite meat dishes. Such as,
- Instant Pot Mutton Curry
- Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
- Instant Pot Beef Pot Pie
- Instant Pot Beef Jerky
FAQ About Instant Pot Quinoa Salad
Is Instant Pot Quinoa Salad healthy?
Yes! It is very beneficial for your health. It is rich in protein, fiber, B vitamins, and also some essential elements like iron, zinc, etc... It means that it is health-friendly.
How long can I store this Instant Pot Quinoa Salad in the refrigerator?
You can store this healthy Instant Pot Quinoa Salad for a week in the refrigerator.
Is overcooked quinoa remain healthy?
No! Don't overcook quinoa. It loses its texture, but it also loses its nutrients.
More Instant Pot Salad Recipes
Instant Pot Quinoa Salad
- 1 ¼ cups quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup onion chopped
- 8 oz Brussel's sprouts
- 2 lb butternut squash
- 1 apple chopped
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ⅓ cups pomegranate
- ½ tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- ⅓ cup parsley
- ¾ cup feta
- Saute quinoa in water in the instant pot at high pressure for 5 minutes.
- Open the lid and perform a quick release and take out the quinoa in a bowl.
- Saute onion and Brussel's sprouts in the instant pot for 7 minutes.
- Transfer it to the bowl of quinoa.
- Add the butternut and an apple to it.
- Sprinkle spices on it.
- Add parsley leaves and lemon juice to it and enjoy your salad:)
- Take out boiled quinoa from the instant pot before sauteeing onion and Brussels sprouts.
- Saute onion and sprouts before mixing with quinoa.
- For better taste, add lemon juice to it.
Welcome to my kitchen! I am Corrie, the blogger behind Corrie Cooks. I run this blog with my wife since 2017, so you can enjoy quick, easy and delicious Instant Pot recipes. Thank you for stopping by 🙂