Easy Green Goddess Quinoa Salad

Ditch bland salads with our Easy Green Goddess Summer Quinoa salad made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, veggies, walnuts and creamy green goddess dressing.

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Easy Green Goddess Quinoa Salad

Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted


  • Never eat a boring salad again with this refreshing, energizing and flavor-packed quinoa salad. Perfectly paired with creamy green goddess dressing, it’s sure to be a family favorite.

  • Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.

    Step 2

  • In a blender, purée avocado, pesto, yogurt, lime juice, salt and pepper until smooth.

    Step 3

  • Toss together quinoa, spinach, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion and avocado dressing in a large bowl. Mix together until well coated. Top with toasted pecans.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute arugula or kale for spinach.

Summer Flavors

Simple, fresh, energizing and delicious — this salad has it all! This Easy Green Goddess Summer Quinoa salad made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa is the perfect blend of earthy quinoa, fresh, crisp vegetables, crunchy pecans and a creamy dressing made of avocado, pesto, yogurt and lime juice. Never waste your time on a boring, bland salad again when you can enjoy this flavor-packed recipe in minutes.

Quinoa is considered a superfood and is an ingredient that adds nutrition, flavor and texture to any dish. What takes this recipe up another few notches, is the creamy, homemade dressing. It’s better than anything you can get off the shelf at your local supermarket! Made at home in a blender, this dressing is worth the extra few minutes it takes to make. Simply purée avocado, yogurt, pesto, lime juice, salt and pepper together and drizzle on your salad. Just make sure you’re ready for all of that delicious flavor because you may never want to use store-bought dressing again!

If you’re looking for more fresh ideas for your weekly meal prep and you like the idea of cooking with quinoa, check out our meal prep ideas here!

Other Meal Inspiration

If you are looking for something with more of a Mediterranean flavor, learn how to make this Spanish rice recipe.