Tomato, mint and quinoa salad

    1 hour 55 min

    Quinoa is a great change to rice or pasta. I've been trying to think of more dishes using quinoa and came up with this salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 600ml water
    • 220g quinoa
    • 50g sultanas or raisins
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
    • 1 medium onion, minced
    • 10 radishes, quartered
    • 1/2 cucumber, diced
    • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 4 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • salt to taste

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

    1. Bring water to the boil in a small saucepan. Pour in quinoa, raisins and a pinch of salt. Cover, and let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, then remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.
    2. Toss together the tomatoes, onion, radish, cucumber and almonds in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled quinoa, then season with mint, parsley, cumin, lime juice, sesame oil and salt. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.

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    This was really tasty. However I did feel it was missing a little something. Next time I may try cooking the quinoa in stock. I also left out the raisins.  -  16 Sep 2012


    Delicious even without the tomatoes and I added some sweetcorn as my husband is on a nightshade free diet  -  11 May 2015


    I recently found and fell in love with quinoa and have been making all sorts of dishes with it. This one did not disappoint! I wasn't able to find tomatoes I was happy with, so I instead used grape tomatoes. I also cut the radishes into smaller chunks os that you could get more of everything in each bite. I took the salad to my dad's house for a Labor Day bbq this weekend and everybody loved it! It's really flavorful and refreshing- I wasn't sure how the mint would go with everything, but it really is a perfect blend of flavors. I will be making it again and again.  -  06 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)