Caesar Salad with Rice and Quinoa

This whole grain, protein-rich Caesar Salad with Rice and Quinoa, takes the classic to new heights. It’s a perfect, quick and delicious lunch to get you through your day!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 4 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Quinoa & Brown Rice
  • 1 cup Romaine lettuce leaves, torn or chopped
  • 1/4 cup seasoned croutons
  • 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Caesar salad dressing
  • 1 tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese


  • Reinvent your lunchtime by giving your favorite Caesar salad an extra dose of protein. SImply combine chopped lettuce, Caesar dressing, cherry tomatoes, croutons and Parmesan cheese with Minute® Ready to Serve Quinoa & Brown Rice for an easy, hearty and delicious salad bowl.

  • Step 1

  • Heat quinoa and rice according to package directions. Let cool.

    Step 2

  • Toss together quinoa and rice, lettuce, croutons, tomatoes, dressing and Parmesan cheese.

    Recipe Tips

  • Looking for even more protein or a heartier dish for dinner? Top this salad wth grilled chicken, shrimp or tofu for a complete meal.

Complete Caesar Combo

Fortify your favorite salad into a lunch that will keep you satisfied for longer by tossing in a heaping serving of our hearty, flavored grain blend. Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa not only adds texture and exciting flavors, but also a dose of filling protein to any dish. Transform your salad into a more balanced meal by adding whole grains from the brown rice, complete protein from the quinoa and fresh vegetables.

This salad is perfect for a lunch to take with you or to enjoy at the office. All you need is a microwave and in 2 simple steps, lunch is served. Simply heat the organic quinoa and rice for 1 minute and, while it cools, assemble your vegetables in another bowl. Toss together and enjoy!

Create Your Own Croutons

No Caesar salad is complete without croutons. You can use your favorite croutons from the store, or substitute garlic-flavored crackers. Or, if you have time and are feeling creative, try to make your own. Start with some day-old bread. Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes and toss it in a bowl with some olive oil, salt and garlic powder. Spread the croutons on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375°F. The result is deliciously fresh and warm croutons that complete this or any other salad or soup you make! Keep a few on hand for your next Basil, Brown Rice and Tomato Soup!

A great meal-prep option, this dish is perfect to bring with you to work, school or to eat on-the-go. Before assembling, simply make sure to give the grains enough time to cool so you can enjoy the refreshing taste. Find more meal prep ideas like an Instant Pot Chicken and Rice dish, a Mexican rice box or an Egg Fried Rice recipe in our beginner’s guide to meal prep!

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