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Mushroom and Microgreens Quinoa Salad

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


4 Servings


Veg Beginner

About the Recipe

This Mushroom and Microgreens Quinoa Salad is a perfect blend of textures and flavors, ideal for a light lunch or a satisfying side dish. It's packed with nutrients and easy to prepare.


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed

  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth

  • 200g mushrooms, sliced (button or cremini)

  • 2 cups microgreens

  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced

  • 1/4 cup cucumber, diced

  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (or) Mustard Microgreens Sauce/Chutney

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook Quinoa:

    • In a medium saucepan, bring the water or vegetable broth to a boil.

    • Add the quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed.

    • Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

  2. Prepare Mushrooms:

    • While the quinoa is cooking, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

    • Add sliced mushrooms and sauté until golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Make the Dressing:

    • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.

  4. Assemble the Salad:

    • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, sautéed mushrooms, microgreens, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, and crumbled feta cheese (if using).

    • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.

  5. Garnish and Serve:

    • Sprinkle chopped parsley on top for garnish.

    • Serve the Mushroom and Microgreens Quinoa Salad immediately, or refrigerate for up to 2 days. Enjoy!

This salad is not only delicious but also rich in nutrients, making it a perfect addition to your meal repertoire.

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