Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad


Even for non-vegetarians, quinoa is a great change to rice or pasta. I've been trying to think of more dishes using quinoa and came up with this salad.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 ¼ cups quinoa

  • cup raisins

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced

  • 1 medium onion, minced

  • 10 radishes, quartered

  • ½ cucumber, diced

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • salt to taste


  1. Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. Pour in quinoa, raisins, and a pinch of salt. Cover, and let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, then remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.

  2. Toss together the tomatoes, onion, radish, cucumber, and almonds in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled quinoa, then season with mint, parsley, cumin, lime juice, sesame oil, and salt. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
12g Fat
53g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 438mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.