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Quinoa Salad

NavidNavid: Quinoa is a healthy choice for vegetarians since it is a source of complete protein. It is also easy to digest and cooks very fast (about 10 min). This is a very simple quinoa salad recipe. You can replace zucchini and bell pepper with your favorite vegetables.

Quinoa Salad
After washing quinoa, you have to boil the grains for 10-15 min.

Quinoa Salad
Saute chopped vegetables with olive oil.

Quinoa Salad
Mix everything and add lemon juice, herbs and seasoning.

Quinoa Salad

Main Ingredients:

Quinoa: 1 cup
Water: 2 cups
Zucchini: 1, chopped
Red bell pepper: 1, chopped
Olive Oil: 1+2 tbsp
Fresh lemon juice: 2 tbsp
Fresh parsley: 2 tbsp, finely chopped


1. Rinse quinoa by running water over grains in a pot. Drain and add two cups of water and some salt to the pot.

2. Bring the water to boil. Simmer until water is absorbed (about 10-15 min). When cooked, quinoa will be translucent. Set aside.

3. In a frying pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add chopped bell pepper and saute for 5 min on medium-high heat. Add chopped zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 5 more min. Mix them with quinoa grains.

4. Add olive oil, lemon juice and parsley. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the lemon juice and seasoning.

Published on November 1, 2009

Herbs & Spices in this Recipe:


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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Inactive Time
5 min
Ready in
25 min
Recipe by
5 Ratings
Average rating: 4.4

Nutrition Facts
% Daily Value

Fat  17 g
26 %

Fiber  4.6 g
18 %

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
12 %
21 %
4 %
16 %
Complete Nutrition Facts

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Comments: 5

Lori, Guest from: Iowa2009 Nov 02
Average rating: 5
I've been exploring your website. You have some wonderful recipes! I particularly like the healthy low calorie recipes such as this one.Navid, please can you tell me how you added the Nutrition Facts information? I would like to learn how to add this feature to one of my wordpress blogs.Keep up the great work!Lori

Hosseyn, Guest2009 Nov 08
Average rating: 4
What do we say to quinoa in farsi?Can we find it in Iran?

Navid, Member2009 Nov 08
Hosseyn,I'm not sure if there is another name for quinoa or not.All I know is that it is originated from South America.

Andrea, Guest2010 Jul 23
Average rating: 4
I liked it! I didn't know what quinoa was, so I used roasted garlic couscous instead. I sauteed onions as well and it turned out really nice with some cloves.

Bailee, Guest2011 Aug 11
Average rating: 5
You can purchase bags if Quinoa at Costco and other bulk food whole sale stores. It makes an excellent dish for any occasion, very delicious. (ps. I add salt and vinegar popcorn powder to mine sometimes, mmm delicious.)

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