In this easy tomato salad recipe, we add a healthy kick of protein and fiber in the form of quinoa. This whole grain helps make this veggie-packed salad more satisfying, which makes it the perfect thing to pack up for lunch or serve as a dinner side. This delicious salad takes just 10 minutes to make and while you could eat it right away, it tastes even better the longer it sits, so plan to leave at least an hour of marinating time before serving., August 2021


Credit: Andrea Mathis, M.A., R.D.N., L.D.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, onion and basil (or parsley); stir to combine. Refrigerate, stirring once or twice, for at least 1 hour. Before serving, add quinoa, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and more fresh herbs, if desired. Toss to coat.


To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
248 calories; fat 12g; sodium 379mg; carbohydrates 30g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 6g; sugars 8g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 1433IU; potassium 564mg.