Minty Quinoa Salad

by Valerie on August 13, 2009 · 5 comments

Welcome to What’s Cooking Wednesday, hosted by Tales from the Fairy Blogmother. Be sure to check out the other recipes submitted for WCW.

When I first saw this recipe over at Karina’s Kitchen, I knew I had to try a variation of it. I love tabouleh, but it had never occurred to me to try a quinoa variation. Silly me. Fortunately, Karina thought of it and provided the inspiration for this:

Minty Quinoa Salad
Inspired by Karina’s Kitchen

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1 cup dry quinoa
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil {I usually start with 1}
Juice from 1 lemon
Juice from 2 limes
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves or parsley
1 garlic clove, minced (I like to use my microplane for this)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste (I ended up not using any)

Cook the quinoa according to package directions or your preferred approach {I have found several methods out there, but I prefer Chocolate and Zucchini’s approach of rinsing + cooking + rest time, which is described in the first paragraph of this recipe}

Combine the cooked quinoa and other ingredients in a bowl. Stir, taste, stir, possibly season {I often add additional lime juice instead of salt}. Then chill the salad and allow the flavors to combine.

This serves 4-6 depending on whether it’s a main or side dish.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karina Allrich August 13, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I've been eating quinoa salads all summer. In fact, guess what I just ate for lunch? Thanks for the shout-out! Take care, Karina


2 messybaker August 13, 2009 at 11:50 pm

This looks great! I love quinoa and I love mint, but never thought of putting them together. I'm definitely putting this on my list!


3 Kiki August 15, 2009 at 8:32 am

How do you feel about quinoa versus bulghur wheat?


4 Jen of A2eatwrite August 15, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Oh my goodness – what an AMAZING recipe! I absolutely have to try this. YUM.


5 Shan August 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm

This looks great!


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