4 Ingredient Quinoa Salad

Get ready. This is going to blow your mind. 4 Ingredient Quinoa Salad – you officially have no more excuses for eating fast food for dinner. :)

Quinoa Salad

4 Ingredient Quinoa Salad

In a bowl, mix together:

  • Cooked quinoa
  • Salsa
  • Hummus (any flavor)
  • Chickpeas (canned – drained and rinsed)

And that’s it. Seriously! The proportions are up to you, but I used 1 cup of dry quinoa, cooked with water according to the package, 1 can of chickpeas, about 1 cup of salsa, and about 1/2 cup of hummus. I also added on some cracked pepper to taste.

Want to mix it up? Fun add-ins for this recipe are:

  • Avocado
  • Wilted or fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • Chopped peppers
  • A squirt of lemon juice
  • A few shakes of cumin (amps up the Mexican theme)

Told you it was easy. I know hummus and salsa sounds like a weird combination, but I promise it’s delicious.




  1. 1

    I’ve heard of salsa and hummus together as a tasty combo but never thought to add it to quinoa. Sounds delicious!

  2. 2

    this looks so yummy! i <3 mexican food and chickpeas & hummus are the best! definitely going to add some avocado when i make this!

  3. 3
    Brittany @ Proteinandpumps says:

    One of the main reasons I’m obsessed with quinoa – simplicity! I usually just mix mine with a veggie and a bean and top with balsamic. So good!

  4. 4

    Anne, you read my mind–I was thinking about cooking some quinoa today to have on-hand for the week. Thank you! :)

  5. 5

    I love super easy and tasty meals like this!

  6. 6

    Sounds so easy and delish! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. 7

    I make something very similar to this but I put it in a whole wheat tortilla.

  8. 8

    Yum! I have a feeling this will become my new go-to lunch!!!

  9. 9

    Looks terrific. I’m going to try this.

    How was the honeymoon

  10. 10

    Um I LOVE salsa and hummus together…they are so good. So in other words, thanks for this. :)

  11. 11

    Interesting combo! Definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 12
    Healthy Eater says:

    Looks wonderful, thanks! Can’t wait to try it. And, also can’t wait to hear about the honeymoon!

  13. 13

    Wow! So easy and it sounds delicious! I have a holiday potluck to go to tomorrow and was panning on making a Quinoa dish – this sounds perfect, thank you!

  14. 14

    I love hummus and I love salsa so I am sure this would be good!

  15. 15

    This sounds awesome!! I am SO making this!

  16. 16

    Anne, have you tried this with any other grains? I am vegan and LOVE quinoa, but recently realized that I’m allergic to it. I’m thinking I might try this with bulgur or farro. Thanks for the yummy inspiration!

  17. 18
    Bev Fernley says:

    I just made and tasted a variation on the cranberry peca quinoa salad, delish!
    To that posted salad, I added, minced Lebanese cucumber, fresh chopped mint, red currant
    chopped field onion and chili peppers.

  18. 19

    Hi Anne! I am following the Summer Shape Up. How many servings does the 4 ingredient recipe make based on the portions you used?

  19. 21

    I just made this and it is FANTASTIC! I’m gluten free and this is a perfect lunch or dinner. Plus I have enough for 4 meals. I love leftovers so this was perfect!

  20. 23

    This looks really simple and great..I have to try this!


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