Quintessential Quinoa Salad

Quintessential Quinoa Salad


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About this recipe: This Mexican-inspired salad has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Quinoa is tossed with lime juice, olive oil, tomatoes, chickpeas, coriander, avocados and cheese.


Serves: 10 

  • 170g quinoa
  • 475ml water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes with chilli, drained
  • 1 (410g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

  1. Bring quinoa, water and salt to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. When the quinoa is cold, fluff with a spoon and gently fold in the coriander, avocados and cheese.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the lime juice, olive oil, pepper, chopped tomatoes and chickpeas. When the quinoa is done, stir it into the tomato mixture, then cool in refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours

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