Super Healthy And Delicious Quinoa Salad Recipe

quinoa salad

Hi guys!!! Today’s recipe is a perfect lunchbox idea, as this salad is still fresh and delicious after a couple of hours. It’s also ridiculously healthy, very simple and nutritious-what else could we ask for? If I mention that it’s vegan and gluten-free so all of you with diet restrictions can give it a go, there’s nothing to think about, just grab a couple of things from the local market and make some mess in the kitchen! Here’s what you need to make quite a big bowl of it.


  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic—minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 carrot—peeled and grated
  • ½ red pepper—diced
  • ¼ red onion—finely diced
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Rinse quinoa, cook in veggie stock for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, soak raisins in hot water for 15 minutes. Place the oil, lemon juice, garlic, spices, and salt in a jar with a screw-top lid and shake to mix. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices together. Add cooked quinoa, raisins, carrot, pepper, onion, chickpeas and parsley. Toss together until well-combined.

quinoa salad


  • Thanks Esther, I hope you like it! Let me know how it goes x

  • Esther Mukoro

    This salad looks very healthily rich and delicious. I am going to give it a good this weekend.

  • Thanks so much! I hope the salad lives up to the challenge! 🙂 x

  • Thank you so much x

  • Thanks Sonia, it's a great idea x

  • stressymummy

    I have to admit that I have never tried quinoa but I am really tempted to give this recipe a try as it looks and sounds delicious.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    This does look amazing and such a great use of quinoa too x

  • Sonia

    This looks really good, will have to give it a try for work lunches x

  • Thanks so much for your kind words Oana <3

  • I love quinoa, this looks and sounds like an amazing salad!

  • Thank you, Kara- hope you like it! 🙂

  • Kara

    That looks absolutely delicious! Will have to give it a try

  • Hi Elizabeth, thanks so much, I hope you like it! Unfortunately, I don't know the nutritional info, could have a brief guess but I don't think that would be any help 😉 Have a great day x

  • This looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it. I'm always looking for yummy recipes. Do you know what the nutritional info is? Sharing it now.