Best quinoa salad

Best quinoa salad


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About this recipe: A vegetarian quinoa salad that's perfect for packed lunches, picnics and barbecues. Make a big bowl of this on Sunday to have to hand throughout the week!


Serves: 4 

  • 475ml water
  • 175g quinoa
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 15g fresh mint, chopped
  • 15g fresh parsley, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 150g feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Bring a saucepan with 475ml water to the boil. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature; fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir in cooled quinoa.

Vegan notes

To keep the salad vegan, skip the feta cheese.

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