This Hot Girl Summer Salad with Quinoa contains a delicious combination of hearty veggies, seasonings, and quinoa! It’s the perfect cool recipe to beat the heat!
Thank you, Success Rice, for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.
History of the Hot Girl Summer Salad
Have you guys heard about the Hot Girl Summer Salad?? It’s a popular salad recipe that’s been trending on TikTok. This salad promises to “snatch your waist” and help you lose weight for the Summer.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I prefer to focus on building a healthy relationship with food and not viewing certain foods as a “magic weight loss solution,” but that didn’t stop me from trying this veggie-filled recipe to see if it was actually yummy!
I ended up trying the recipe and posting my reaction video on TikTok, and surprisingly, my video went viral! The Hot Girl Summer Salad recipe ended up being very tasty. My entire family enjoyed it too! To make this salad a little bit more fulfilling, I suggested adding a nutritious source of fiber and protein, such as Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa.
Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa is packed with protein, all nine essential amino acids, and is a good source of fiber. It’s also very easy to make! To prepare, simply submerge 1 bag of Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa in water, bring the water to a boil and boil uncovered for 10 minutes. No measure, no mess, it’s so quick and easy.
Quick Tip: You can also cook Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa in the microwave!
To cook quinoa in the microwave, in a 2-quart microwave-safe dish, submerge 1 bag of Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa in about 4 cups (1 quart) of water. Microwave on HIGH for approximately 15 minutes. Remove the bag with a fork and drain. Then cut open the bag and empty cooked quinoa into a serving dish. Super easy, right?
How to Make the Viral Hot Girl Summer Salad
Here’s everything you need to make my version of this tasty salad:
Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa
First, prepare 1 pack of Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa according to the package directions and set aside.
Next, chop all the vegetables and combine in a large bowl. Add in the sunflower seeds, seasonings, and Italian Dressing and stir. Fold in the quinoa and serve chilled or at room temp.
This Hot Girl Summer Salad was so good! My favorite part was the crunch from the sunflower seeds and the satisfaction from the quinoa!
How to Store the Hot Girl Summer Salad
Leftover salad can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days tightly covered and sealed.
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Hot Girl Summer Salad with Quinoa
- 1 pack Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 cucumber chopped
- ¼ cup diced red onions
- ¼ cup chopped banana peppers
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- ¼ cup Italian dressing
- Prepare 1 pack of Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa according to the package directions and set aside.
- Combine the bell peppers, cucumber, onions, and banana peppers in a large bowl. Toss in the sunflower seeds, seasonings, and Italian Dressing. Fold in the quinoa and serve chilled or at room temp.