quinoa summer salad

Quinoa Summer Salad With Peach Dressing

Take advantage of the abundance of summer fruit in stores, why not add it to your fresh salads or blend them into a dressing. This peach dressing is the perfect accompaniment to any fresh Summer salad. Here, we’ve paired it with a quinoa and stone fruit salad.

We suggest you double up the recipe and keep the rest in the fridge for later. Just remember to shake or whisk again before use.


quinoa summer salad with peach dressing


Cooking Methods


Serves 4

Prep Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes




For The Salad:
250ml (1 cup) red and white quinoa
1 cucumber, chopped
2 bell peppers, seeds removed and chopped
2 nectarines, stones removed and chopped
2 plums, stones removed and chopped
2 spring onions, sliced diagonally
Fresh basil and mint, torn
For The Peach Dressing:
2 peaches, stones removed and chopped
125ml (1/2 cup) avocado oil
60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
5ml (1 tsp) wholegrain mustard
Salt and black pepper, to taste




For The Salad:


Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions, drain and allow to cool before use.
Combine the cooled quinoa with the cucumber, peppers, stone fruit and spring onions.
Top with torn fresh herbs.

For The Peach Dressing:


Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and emulsified. Dress the salad with the dressing and serve on the side.

My Recommended Alternatives

If you do not have avocado oil, use another oil of choice. We recommend Olive Oil, Macadamia Oil or Hemp Seed Oil.



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