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Fresh Quinoa Salad

Servings: 5
Calories: 299kcal


  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large cucumber chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 3 bell peppers preferably different colors, chopped
  • 1 hot pepper seeded + chopped
  • 3-4 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley chopped
  • 8-10 mint leaves finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  • First thing you need to do is cook the quinoa. Rinse 1 cup of quinoa and transfer into a medium pot. Add 2 cups of water, a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid, reduce the heat, and cook on medium-low until water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 more minutes. Then uncover and set aside to cool. (1 cup of raw quinoa makes about 3 cups cooked quinoa).
  • Add all of the chopped ingredients to quinoa.
  • To make a salad dressing, mix together 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the dressing to the salad and mix.


You can serve this dish as a side salad with meat dishes, or on its own as a yummy and healthy lunch.


Calories: 299kcal | Protein: 84g | Fat: 155g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sugar: 64g