Another caprese recipe! Maybe you think I’m crazy, but I honestly love caprese anything, don’t you? I’m pretty sure it’s the fresh mozzarella that does it!
I’m sure you have all tried Caprese Salad at least once. But I wanted to try making this Quinoa Caprese Salad. I love quinoa because of it’s high protein. As someone who can’t eat eggs, I rely a lot on plant based proteins. Some other benefits of quinoa:
- contains 9 essential amino acids
- has a ton of fiber per serving
- helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- is gluten-free
Mix this amazing grain with some baby tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and balsamic vinegar, and you’ve got a protein-packed, nutrient-dense salad.
This salad is so simple yet so delicious. And your whole family will like it because it doesn’t have a strong flavor…and what kid doesn’t like cheese?! I paired this salad with some grilled chicken and green beans.
This would be a perfect salad for a backyard BBQ party, just double or triple the recipe depending on how many people you are serving. Now that herb growing season is in full effect, try growing your own fresh basil. It’s a must for this salad, but also makes a great Lemon-Basil Pesto for many other dishes.
I know you are going to love this Quinoa Caprese Salad! If you try it, I would love to know what you think. Let me know here.