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Balsamic Quinoa Caprese Salad

Indulge in a wholesome recipe with our Quinoa Caprese Salad with a balsamic glaze. This vibrant and nutritious dish combines the goodness of quinoa with the timeless flavors of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Ideal for a side dish, quick lunch, or light dinner, this recipe is delicious, healthy, and bursting with fresh flavor but also a breeze to prepare.

Hungry for more? This Cooked on Propane recipe pairs seamlessly with protein to become a main course. We recommend elevating this recipe with grilled fish, shrimp or chicken for a complete meal!


Balsamic Quinoa Caprese Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Propane Stove


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups rainbow cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls halved
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves shredded
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • salt & pepper to taste

Optional Ingredients

  • Option to replace vegetable stock with any other stock or broth flavor, or water.
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped


  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, chop the rainbow cherry tomatoes, halve the mozzarella balls, and shred or thinly slice the fresh basil leaves.
  • Once the quinoa is finished cooking, fluff quinoa with a fork. Using a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
    Begin with the fluffed quinoa, followed by halved rainbow cherry tomatoes, halved mozzarella balls, and shredded basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste, drizzle with olive oil and stir together until well combined.
  • Refrigerate large mixing bowl with ingredients for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  • Toast each slice of bread on the grill for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Bring out the refreshing Quinoa Caprese Salad, top with balsamic glaze and garnish with additional basil leaves.
  • If desired, add walnuts or protein to elevate this meal.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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