Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad is grilled veggies with quinoa, beans, & lettuce topped with avocado dressing is a delicious bite! Weight Watchers friendly- 3 SmartPoints!
Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad is a light and filling meal perfect for a weekday lunch or hearty dinner! Grilled squash, bell pepper, and onion mixed with fluffy quinoa, black beans, and lettuce topped with creamy avocado dressing is a delicious bite! This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 3 SmartPoints.
This recipe is easy to follow and would be great to make on Sunday so you can have all the ingredients on hand and ready for a weekday salad! To start, prep the vegetables to be roasted. Remove the seeds from a red bell pepper and cut in half, cut yellow squash in half, and dice a red onion into quarters.
Using an indoor grill pan, heat the pan over medium heat and brush on olive oil. Let the grill heat for 10 minutes. You can totally use an outdoor grill too! Place the veggies on the grill and let them cook for 8-10 minutes, then flip and repeat.
These veggies are so delicious grilled and perfect for this salad!
In a large bowl, mix cooked quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, spices, then slice up the grilled veggies and toss them in.
Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad is so delicious that those “non-salad” eaters will like this! Packed with perfectly grilled veggies, quinoa, spices, and topped with a creamy avocado sauce is a great weekday lunch or hearty dinner.
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad
- 1 Medium Yellow Squash
- Half Red Bell Pepper, Seeds removed
- ½ Medium Red Onion
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Pepper
- 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
- 1 ½ Cups Canned Black Beans
- 1 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Oregano
- 2 Teaspoons Cumin
- 3 Tablespoons Cilantro
- 1 Cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
- 4 Cups Baby Mixed Greens
- ¼ Cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
- Lime Wedge, For garnish
- Quick & Easy Avocado Crema (Recipe link in notes section)
- Cut squash in half-length wise and set aside.
- Cut red bell pepper in half, remove seeds and stem and set aside.
- Cut onion in half, then into quarters, and set aside.
- Brush cut side of squash, bell pepper, and onion with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a grill pan on the stove over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
- Place squash, bell pepper, and onion cut side down on grill. Grill for 8 minutes.
- Flip then cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove vegetables from the grill. Once vegetables have cooled, slice squash into ½ inch slices.
- Slice bell pepper and onions.
- Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
- In a large bowl, mix together, quinoa, cilantro, oregano, cumin, black beans, tomatoes, and sliced vegetables.
- Fill each bowl with handful of baby greens, quinoa veggie mixture, garnish with lime wedge, feta cheese and drizzle with Quick & Easy Avocado Crema.
Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator. NUTRITION: Serves 4 - (3 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 119 FAT: 1.9 SATURATED FAT: 0.2 CARBS: 19.8 FIBER: 2.6 SUGARS: 0 PROTEIN: 5.8
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Casey the College CeliacMay 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm This looks UNBELIEVABLY TASTY!!! Casey the College Celiac recently posted...Dye-Free Coconut Rainbow Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)
KristineMay 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm It's SO good! Thanks Casey :)
RoseMay 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm Congrats on your anniversary!! I'm glad you had such a nice visit with your parents. The salad sounds awesome. I love lighter meals for warmer weather and am always looking for dishes with lots of veggies. Rose recently posted...Hawaiian Roll Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders
KristineMay 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm Thank you so much Rose!
Brittany FerrellMay 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm This looks like the perfect recipe for summer. I crave light and easy during the summer months and this looks perfect! I love the idea of grilling the vegetables for that added texture and flavor. It makes a very healthy dish seem so indulgent!
KristineMay 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm I love grilling veggies in the Summer also! Thanks Brittany :)
Lane & Holly @ With Two SpoonsMay 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm This looks amazing and healthy, and I bet it holds up great for leftovers!
GiustinaMay 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm This sounds & looks amazing! I love grilled vegetables! <3
GiustinaMay 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm This sounds & looks amazing! I love grilled vegetables! :)
Marquita @LovetheLaniersMay 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm So glad you're enjoying Indy, we have some good friends who recently moved there and they love it!!! We over here love quinoa salads. I make them fairly often and they're my go to dish to bring to bbq's but I've never grilled the veggies! That would make for such a great extra layer of flavor! It's going down this weekend for sure! :)
DivyaMay 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm I could seriously eat this every single day! Grilling vegetables is my favorite way to eat them!
Naomi // My Fair OlindaMay 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm Mmm, yum! I love quinoa. I had a quinoa breakfast bowl the other day and it was amazing. I can't wait to try this salad out. And YES grilled veggies are the best. xoxo Naomi www.myfairolinda.com
Marta RiveraMay 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm That looks amazingly refreshing! I love that you can change up the veggies as you need to.
RobinMay 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm I've never thought of using grilled vegetables in a salad before - perfect for summer! I'll have to give this a try with a ll of the veggies (and maybe even fruits) that I love! Robin recently posted...Exploring California: The Presidio, Sunset District & Sea Cliff
HalleyMay 25, 2017 at 11:47 am Yumm!! What a great dish for the summer and you don't have to feel guilty after, I can't wait to try it :)
KristineMay 26, 2017 at 9:07 am It's so perfect for summer! Thanks Halley!!
ChristineJune 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm We're always looking for light and healthy grilled recipes - This looks perfect!
KristineJune 6, 2017 at 11:02 am Oh awesome! Glad you found this recipe Christine :)