Quinoa Salad Recipe

Make salads fun: place them in a jar!

Don’t limit your salads to just vegetables; make salads with healthy carbohydrates like whole-wheat pasta, couscous, or quinoa, and add good protein options like fish and meat, too. Don’t forget to try different dressings! 

Quinoa Salad Recipe

Sharlene Tan
Make salads fun: place them in a jar!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Others
Servings 2


Quinoa Salad Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1 medium tomatoes cubed
  • 1 medium mango cubed
  • 1/4 Cup cashew nuts chopped and toasted
  • 1/4 Cup golden raisins
  • 2/3 Cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/3 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium Cucumber seeded and cubed
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley sprigs chopped


  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onions until fragrant. Add stock and a pinch of salt. Boil then stir in quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until quinoa is tender and stock is fully absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Make the curry vinaigrette: Whiz lemon juice, curry powder, salt, and pepper in a blender on low speed. While blender is running, pour olive oil in a slow stream until mixture thickens.
  • Pour vinaigrette over quinoa while still hot. Mix well until fully absorbed. Set aside and cool completely.
  • Make the cucumber raita: Mix together all ingredients.
  • Fill ¹?³ of a jar with quinoa. Layer tomatoes, cucumber raita, mangoes, cashews, and raisins. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make another jar. Chill. Serve cold.
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