Hummus Quinoa Salad is an easy healthy meal that you’ll crave every day! Hummus serves as the dressing for this fabulous chicken quinoa salad.
I’m so excited to share this simple, yet spectacular, salad with you! It’s my absolute favorite salad right now! I ate one for dinner tonight, lunch yesterday, dinner the day before & oh yeah, dinner the night before that too! Yum yum…I’m obsessed!
I got the idea for this healthy hearty salad when I was in Scottsdale for a little girl’s weekend recently. One of my absolute favorite restaurants, Pita Jungle, had a hummus salad on their daily special menu and I fell in love with it! It was the best post-hike lunch I could have ever wished for. When I got back to Dallas, I recreated it for lunch the very next day and it turned out amazing!
It’s so easy to layer together and I pretty much always have these yummy ingredients on hand. What I love most about it is that it’s a salad without salad dressing and I’ve never once thought it needed it. Hummus spread over the bottom of the plate acts as the dressing and it’s absolutely perfect!
The great thing is that you can customize the salad however you’ll enjoy it the most! For the salad I’m showing you today, I used cilantro jalapeno hummus for a little kick, spinach, red quinoa tabouli, feta and chicken. But you could totally use any flavor of hummus, a different type of green (such as arugula or a spring mix), regular tabouli, Parmesan cheese perhaps, or even shrimp or salmon. The options are endless so stock your fridge with these healthy ingredients and you’ll be able to fix this fabulous salad for a quick lunch or dinner anytime you wish!
I’m seriously so in love and I hope you get a chance to fall in love with it soon too! Enjoy!
Hummus Quinoa Salad
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: salad
Hummus serves as the dressing for this fabulous quinoa chicken salad. An easy healthy meal that you’ll crave every day!
- 1 chicken breast
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose Greek seasoning
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4–1/2 cup cilantro jalapeno hummus or your favorite hummus
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup red quinoa tabouli*
- 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- Pat the chicken dry and coat it completely with the Greek seasoning. Heat the olive oil in a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 12-15 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is browned on both sides. Slice on a cutting board.
- Meanwhile, start layering the salad by spreading the hummus evenly over the bottom of a dinner plate. Top with the spinach, quinoa, tomatoes and feta. Slice the chicken and place on top of the salad.
I get my red quinoa tabouli from the salad bar at Central Market or Whole Foods, but you can definitely use any quinoa or tabouli salads. There are some boxed ones that take less than 10 minutes to make and would definitely work great!
This was incredible!!!!!!
a great healthy meal!
We’ve made this the last 2 nights and it was delicious! I was looking for something easy and healthy (we’ve been on a take-out binge) and this was perfect. Since I don’t like tomatoes, we subbed in some sauteed mini sweet peppers – yum!
Love it, Laura! Makes me so happy y’all are enjoying this salad as much as we do! xoxo
I have been anxious for you to blog about this salad. I had no idea it was this easy! I love that hummus replaces your salad dressing. A market in my area sells quinoa tabouli which I now have a reason to buy. YUM!
Yay! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Yum yum yum! A girl after my own heart … I have made this salad several times since seeing it on your Instagram feed. Thank you for sharing!
That makes me so happy, Emily! So glad you’ve made it so many times and love it! Enjoy!