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Quinoa Salad Recipe with Lime + Fresh Mint


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2-3 fresh mint sprigs, leaves removed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves or parsley
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • A handful of sweet and ripe cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. First, rinse your quinoa in a sieve (it’s tiny so the usual colander might not do).
  2. Cook the quinoa as you would raw rice: in 2 and 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups fresh salted water, covered, until all of the water is absorbed. I use my rice cooker to do this. The quinoa turns out fluffy, tender and perfect.
  3. Scoop the cooked quinoa into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, tossing lightly with a fork until combined.
  4. Taste test and adjust seasonings.
  5. Cover and chill- the longer, the better.

Makes 4-6 servings. (ref:

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