Quinoa Buddha Salad

Happy Buddha Salad

You’re going to love this Quinoa Buddha Salad Bowl.

I get inspired from foods that I eat while I’m out and about. This recipe was inspired from a quinoa salad that I got at a local grocery store. The salad had all the necessary ingredients to keep me full for a few hours and give me sustained energy.

I decided to recreate it at home with the ingredients I remembered and with some additional ingredients and flavors.

This salad is so easy to make that I think it’ll become a go-to salad I make for get togethers and bbq’s. 

Here’s how to make it:

Quinoa Buddha Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • sea salt to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup red cabbage
  • 1.5 cups organic soybeans frozen
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Cook the quinoa according to the instructions.
  • Mince the garlic and add it to a warm pan with the olive oil.
  • Rinse, destem, and chop the kale into small pieces. Add it to the pan with olive oil. Add 2 tablespoons water. Cook for 10-15 minutes on medium.
  • Heat the soybeans in a pot of water until warmed through.
  • Chop the cabbage and add it to a large bowl. Add the sunflower seeds.
  • Once cooked, add the quinoa, kale, and soybeans to the large bowl.
  • Top with lemon garlic tahini dressing or your fav homemade dressing.
  • Toss and enjoy.
  • Makes 2-3 big servings, or 4-5 small servings. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Hi, I'm Melissa

Hi, I'm Melissa

Holistic Health Coach

 I help women feel good about food and their bodies without the constant battle of dieting. Your body wants you to feel good and is your best health advocate. Let's hang out and discover how to be well without dieting ever again. Thanks for being here!

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