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Costco Quinoa Salad Recipe (Easy Copycat!)

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


This Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad is the perfect fresh, light, and nutritious recipe! Made with tons of fresh vegetables, lentils, quinoa, feta cheese, and a simple lemon vinaigrette – this refreshing, cold salad is full of fiber and plant powered protein. It works wonderfully as a side dish or the base of a main meal!



Quinoa Salad

  • 1 bag Success Boil-in-Bag Tri-Color Quinoa, or 1 heaping cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 6 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 mini cucumbers, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 10 oz grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • .5 oz chives, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped

Lemon  Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard 
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  1. First cook the lentils according to the package directions. I cook mine for 15-20 minutes at a light simmer. I find this is the perfect amount of time for the lentils to still have a bit of a bite and firmness. Do not overcook – the lentils will be mushy!
  2. Next prepare the Success Boil-In-Bag Tri-Color Quinoa according to the package directions. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl or jar prepare the lemon vinaigrette. Add the extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey, and Italian seasoning. Whisk to combine thoroughly. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Add the cooked lentils, cooked quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell pepper, chives, fresh parsley, and feta cheese to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients. Toss until evenly combined. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Optional: Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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