Quinoa Caprese Salad Recipe

With quinoa, tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella, this Quinoa Caprese Salad is a flavorful salad that’s perfect for a side dish or light meal all by itself!


  • 1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 pounds small tomatoes, larger ones cut in half
  • 7 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and vegetable stock to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 12 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. After the liquid is absorbed, remove it from the heat and keep the lid on the quinoa for 5 minutes to continue steaming.
  4. Allow the quinoa to cool completely before putting the salad together.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle it over the quinoa mixture and gently toss to coat. Enjoy!


Keywords: Quinoa Caprese Salad