Healthy Quinoa Salad

Quinoa (keen-wa) is an incredibly nutritious grain with a light texture and nutty flavour.  It makes a great side dish on it’s own served warm or is very versatile to create cold salads with.  Quinoa is high in protein and low in calories.  It is a great food for everyone but is a really good idea to add it to a vegetarian or vegan diet.

1 cup quinoa rinsed

2 cups cold water

2 fresh ripe organic tomatoes, chopped or 1 cup grape tomatoes

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 English cucumber, chopped

1/2 cup red, yellow and orange bell peppers, diced


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoons hot pepper flakes

1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cook quinoa in the water as per package instructions.   In a large bowl combine all veggies and stir in cooled quinoa.

Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.  Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.




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