Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad


Quinoa Salad- Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. Not only is it healthy and packed with healthy ingredients – it tastes great!

Quinoa is one of my favourite “superfoods” and in salad form, it combines with other vegetables to make a well-rounded and healthy meal. This quinoa salad is fresh, light, a little tangy, filling, and so flavorful. The veggies work so well with the quinoa and the dressing goes perfectly with everything else.


  • 4 large jalapeños, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon macadamia oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup muesli, toasted
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Cook quinoa in 2 cups of hot water, reduce to medium heat and cook for about 20 minutes till all the water disappears.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside to let cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Toss jalapeños with 1 teaspoon of the oil and salt, transfer to a baking sheet and roast until soft and slightly blackened, about 20 minutes.
  4. Set aside to let cool.
  5. Whisk together lime juice and salt. Drizzle in remaining ¼ cup oil while continuing to whisk constantly.
  6. Pour this dressing over quinoa, add jalapeños, green onions, queso fresco, pumpkin seeds, grapes and cilantro and toss gently to combine.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Newsletter sign up