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All quinoa salad ingredients and dressing mixed together evenly in a medium mixing bowl.

Lemon Tahini Quinoa Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


This lemon tahini quinoa salad is the perfect lunch you can meal prep for the week. Uses simple ingredients and is loaded with plant protein and veggies.



Salad Base Ingredients

  • 1/4 small red onion (finely diced)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and diced)
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup roasted broccoli
  • 67 leaves of basil (chopped)

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp adobo seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp of tahini
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a small bowl combine dressing ingredients and whisk together until smooth then set aside. Add additional water at 1 tablespoon at a time and whisk to adjust to a thinner consistency if desired.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine red onion, carrot, black beans, quinoa, broccoli and basil. Toss to evenly mix and combine all ingredients.
  3. Pour dressing over quinoa mix and toss together to combine well, making sure dressing is evenly distributed.
  4. Serve quinoa or pack in Tupperware containers with extra lemon wedges to help freshen when it’s time to eat.


  • Feel free to double this recipe to make for meal prep throughout the week. 
  • Make this salad even faster by prepping quinoa in advance for the week for a quick throw together salad mid week. 

Keywords: black beans, quinoa, quinoa salad, tahini