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Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad With Balsamic Dressing – loaded with flavors and gluten free, this salad is perfect for a summer barbecue.


Happy Monday guys!

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty nice! It is hot around here, but it is summer! I’ve been slowly cleaning the house this weekend and getting rid of a lot of unnecessary stuff! It feels good! I also did some cooking and testing new recipes, which I’m going to share with you soon.

I enjoy grilling fresh veggies all summer long. With 4th of July around the corner, I’m excited to try new grilling recipes. Like this Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad With Balsamic Dressing.

Grilling veggies is so easy , requires minimal effort and brings out amazing flavors.

I grilled some eggplant, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes.

You can use these veggies in salads, pizza, pasta or as a side dish for your favorite dinner. Or you can add quinoa, pour some balsamic dressing and enjoy this gorgeous salad. Perfect for picnics, barbecues and parties.


I’ve shared a grilled vegetable salad with you before. This one is a little different, because I added some rainbow quinoa and new vegetables to the old recipe. The result was delicious!



The dressing – slightly sweet from the balsamic vinegar, with fresh taste from the parsley and dill, it is the perfect addition to this simple salad.


Do you guys have any plans for the holiday? It is a little weird because it falls on a Monday, but we can still celebrate, right? We are staying in town since we are going to a birthday party on Sunday. And I’d also like to have some rest, so no traveling for me!

Hope you like the recipe!


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Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad With Balsamic Dressing
5 from 5 votes


Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad With Balsamic Dressing - loaded with flavors and gluten free, this salad is perfect for a summer barbecue.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 medium zucchini, , sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 medium eggplant, , sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 4 oz white mushrooms
  • 12 mini peppers, (or 2 medium bell peppers)
  • 2 tomatoes, , sliced
  • cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa

For the dressing:

  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 small garlic cloves, , pressed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Cook quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Let it cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat.
  • Lightly spray vegetables with cooking spray.
  • Grill zucchini and eggplant for 5 minutes per side, until charred on both sides. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Grill tomatoes for 3 minutes per side (I used a grill skillet for mushrooms and tomatoes).
  • Grill mushrooms for 4-5 minutes.
  • Grill peppers for 2-3 minutes per side, then transfer to a bowl and cover with foil for 10-15 minutes. Peel peppers.
  • In a bowl, place cooked quinoa on the bottom. Add vegetables over quinoa. Pour dressing on top and stir to combine. Add more salt if needed.


Calories: 442kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 605mg, Potassium: 1120mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 3715IU, Vitamin C: 142.2mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: bulgarian
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I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. Oh my…I love the idea of roasted vegetables in a salad! And I think I could drink that dressing!! Fabulous! Pinned!!

  2. This is exactly the quinoa salad I’m looking for! Pinned – definitely making this 🙂

  3. This looks so fresh and yummy! Perfect as a side dish for a family BBQ. Pinning! #smallvictoriessunday