Quinoa greens salad

3 servings
10 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
1 1/2 cup quinoa (and 3 cups water to boil it in)

About 2 cups greens

1 cup matchstick carrots

2 cups cucumber, de seeded, quartered and chopped into small bite pieces

1/2 red onion, diced

1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 to 3/4 cup shaved almonds, toasted

For the Dressing:

4 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar

5 Tablespoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes... or more if you like it hot hot hot

Dash thai ginger salt... or plain salt if you don't have it

2 Tablespoons wasabi mustard, or dijon or some other kind of brown mustard


  • Cook quinoa according to package. In a shakeable container, add all ingredients for the dressing, cover and shake shake shake!
  • In a large bowl, break up your greens into small pieces then add carrot. Pour just a little of your dressing over the top and toss.
  • Just a little dressing... you're only doing this so the greens and carrots have time to 'soften' a little before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • When your quinoa is done, add it to the greens and carrots and mix.
  • To your big mix, now add the cucumber, onion and tomato.
  • Give your dressing a shake and pour it on. Give your salad a good toss, making sure that all the flavors are combined.
  • Add 'some' of your shaved almonds and toss again.


Quinoa Greens Salad, photo 1
Quinoa Greens Salad, photo 2
Quinoa Greens Salad, photo 3


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