Watermelon Basil Quinoa Salad

Watermelon Basil Quinoa Salad

Cool off on a hot summer day with this delightful Watermelon Basil Quinoa Salad!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 565kcal
Author: Ginnie


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 ounces feta, diced
  • 1 (15-oounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 medium watermelon, diced
  • 10 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook quinoa in broth according to package directions. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • After quinoa has cooled, transfer it to a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, feta, garbanzo beans, watermelon, and basil to the quinoa. Toss well to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour lemon vinaigrette over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper, if necessary.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Calories: 565kcal
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