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Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary | thefirstyearblog.com
Salad season just got a whole lot tastier.

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary | thefirstyearblog.com
I suppose now that its warmer, I should swap our favorite dish of mashed potato supreme for something lighter.

This quinoa and bell pepper salad with rosemary is perfect. I don’t have to turn on my oven and from start to finish it takes under 30 minutes.

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary | thefirstyearblog.com

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa to equal 2 & 1/3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 bell peppers, your choice of color, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can corn, drained
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried coriander


  1. Cook the quinoa as directed on the package, until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Quinoa triples after its cooked, so 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa will yield about 2 & 1/3 cups cooked quinoa.
  2. Once the quinoa is cooked, put it in the refrigerator to cool.
  3. Diced the peppers and green onions. Drain the corn.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, peppers, corn, green onions, lemon juice, honey, oil, vinegar, rosemary and coriander. The salad can be served cold or warm.

Recipe adapted from 500 Salads


Grill up some chicken and you just created a great summer dinner.

If you’re looking for dessert, I highly suggest our recipe for Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Hot Fudge Ice Cream. No churning and no ice cream maker required!

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  1. Love that you used rosemary and coriander. They are some of my favorite spices.

  2. I CRAVE salads like this in warmer weather. Love it girl!

  3. This salad sounds great, and the pictures are beautiful!

  4. I must admit that I haven’t used quinoa very much, but I am very intrigued. I just planted some rosemary, so this is a must try!! Thanks for posting!!

  5. This looks incredible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  6. What beautiful photos of a delicious looking salad! Pinned.

  7. I’m always looking for quinoa recipes to try; this one sounds delicious!

  8. I’m always happy to see a new quinoa salad recipe! I have some friends who have a huge rosemary plant, but they hate rosemary, so they are constantly giving me big bunches of it. For some reason I’ve never thought to pair rosemary with quinoa, I’m totally trying that next time :)

  9. This sounds delicious Beth. Love quinoa salads. The combination of honey and rosemary sounds wonderful.
    Pinning this one!

  10. has anyone actually made this?

  11. How many does the recipe serve?

  12. I like all the flavor you put into this salad. Quinoa really needs it. This is going to be delicious!

  13. I love all of the colors and your photos are beautiful!

  14. Oh my goodness Beth, this looks so good! Yellow peppers are so sweet, I just love them. This is a great way to get more quinoa in my diet.

  15. This is so beautiful, Beth! The perfect summer side dish :)

  16. I love using quinoa in recipes lately! So I’m all over this!!

  17. I love swapping in quinoa and adding rosemary?! I feel like it instantly makes it so gourmet :)

  18. Looks fresh and fabulous!

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