Easy Quinoa Salad


This is an absolutely delicious and refreshing quinoa salad that I'm sure everyone will enjoy. It's fast and easy to prepare. It can be served with falafel, fish, or chicken. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup quinoa

  • 1 cup rinsed canned chickpeas

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • 1 cup chopped green onions

  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Combine chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and parsley in a large bowl. Stir in cooled quinoa.

  3. Mix lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, mint, salt, and pepper together in a separate small bowl. Pour over quinoa mixture; toss to combine.

Cook's Notes:

You can make this salad with lentils, barley, or rice instead of quinoa.

Speed cooling time by refrigerating quinoa after cooking, or make it the day before and refrigerate until needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
6g Fat
23g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 374mg 8%

* 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.

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