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Caprese Quinoa Salad

Caprese Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 cups 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This caprese quinoa salad is loaded with juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and plenty of fresh basil for a delicious salad! Enjoy it as a quick and easy lunch or serve it as a side dish with your favorite pasta!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella pearls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions on the stovetop, or cook your quinoa in a rice cooker or Instant Pot.
  2. Let the quinoa cool, fluff it with a fork, and then transfer it to a large bowl.
  3. Add the tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil and toss to combine.
  4. Top with fresh basil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.


If you don’t have balsamic glaze, use 1-2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar instead.

Keywords: Caprese Quinoa Salad