Quinoa & Veggies Lunchbox Power Salad

by Marla on January 8, 2014 · 22 comments

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Aren’t salads even more fun when the veggies are cut into bite sized shapes?

In my Matchstick Quinoa & Veggies Power Salad all of the flavors combine perfectly with an Asian style sesame dressing. This is a healthy, vegan take on sesame noodles.

Quinoa & Veggies Lunchbox Power Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com

The kind folks at Duda Farm Fresh Foods introduced me to there beautiful, healthy & tasty Radish MiniSticks. Looking for some? Great you can find them here.

Quinoa & Veggies Lunchbox Power Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com

We eat them by the handful & include them in this lunchbox friendly salad.

If you are looking for a way to increase your veggie intake this year ~ these might become your best friend!

Quinoa & Veggies Lunchbox Power Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com

My kids loved the light sesame dressing I used in this salad.

This salad is gluten free, dairy free, grain free & vegan ~ but bursting with flavor & great for ya ingredients!

Quinoa & Veggies Lunchbox Power Salad | FamilyFreshCooking.com


Quinoa & Veggies Lunchbox Power Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Quinoa & Veggies Lunchbox Power Salad


  • 1 cup dry Quinoa, rinsed, cook according to package directions
  • 1 bag (4 ounces) Duda Farrms Fresh Foods Radish MiniSticks
  • 1 cup Zucchini, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup Carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup Green Onions, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Olive OIl
  • 3 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • Black Pepper & Sea Salt to taste


  • Let quinoa cool & fluff with a fork. Stir in all the other ingredients ~ adjust oils, vinegar & seasonings to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Disclosure: I’m working with Duda Farm Fresh Foods to share their Radish MiniSticks with you. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa January 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

Healthy and scrumptious! A great combo. The perfect lunchbox salad.




2 Marla January 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

Thank you so much Rosa ~ a recipe I have been enjoying often lately!!


3 Heather @ French Press January 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

this looks incredible! and I have almost everything I need already at home.


4 Marla January 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

Isn’t that the best feeling? Seeing a recipe & knowing you have all the ingredients handy?!


5 Megan January 8, 2014 at 9:10 am

The quinoa-sesame seed combo sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


6 Kevin @ Closet Cooking January 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

Love simple and tasty quinoa salads like this!


7 Nutmeg Nanny January 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

This is so perfect :) definitely keeping this recipe on hand! I almost always have the ingredients in my kitchen!


8 Maria January 8, 2014 at 11:50 am

Such a pretty salad!


9 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I love this!! I eat quinoa so much and this salad sounds like a great meal. I also love that you used radishes! I don’t use them nearly as much as I should. Must change that :)


10 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Beautiful lunch and beautiful bowl! I want it :)


11 Tieghan January 8, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Gotta love a good quinoa salad! This looks so good!


12 Louisa [Living Lou] January 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm

This salad sounds delicious – I love how everything is cut, not only fun to eat but you can also get out a little stress and frustration during prep!


13 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 8, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Gorgeous salad and that sesame dressing sounds so good!


14 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today January 9, 2014 at 3:06 am

It will be perfect for dinner. I am looking for recipes for a healthy eating all the time :)


15 Marian (Sweetopia) January 9, 2014 at 5:54 am

Gorgeous! I need to try this!


16 Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch January 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I always love a good Quinoa salad and yours is gorgeous!


17 Alexa January 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Can anybody tell me about how many calories this salad have?


18 Monica January 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I made this last week for a basketball trip we were taking. I placed it in canning jars for travel and we ate it cold. It was easy and delicious. It’s nice to have fresh ideas for travel!


19 Marla January 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Such a great idea Monica ~ so smart to bring this on a road trip!


20 Heather Christo January 15, 2014 at 8:06 am

this is gorgeous Marla. I am obsessed with everything Asian and Quinoa right now, so this is perfect in my book!


21 Micheline January 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

Cold Salads like this are my absolute favorite food. This one looks amazing!


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