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Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad Recipe
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Tomato Mint Quinoa Salad
This simple quinoa salad is a great change of pace from pasta or rice. See more
  • READY IN ABOUT 2 hrs

Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 55 mins

Directions

  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 06, 2006

I recently found and fell in love with quinoa and have been making all sorts of dishes with it. This one did not disappoint! I wasn't able to find tomatoes I was happy with, so I instead used grape tomatoes. I also cut the radishes into smaller chunks os that you could get more of everything in each bite. I took the salad to my dad's house for a Labor Day bbq this weekend and everybody loved it! It's really flavorful and refreshing- I wasn't sure how the mint would go with everything, but it really is a perfect blend of flavors. I will be making it again and again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2007

This was an okay salad, but I had higher expectation for it especially since I love quinoa. The sesame-cumin-lime combination was odd, and the whole thing was too acidic for me. On day two I made lettuce wraps of it, and the sweetness of the romaine really helped round out the sharp flavors. I want to try this with something like fresh strawberries added for a touch of sweet and see what that does.

 
Feb 18, 2008

I used olive oil instead of sesame oil and fresh basil instead of parsley because that's what I had. It was fantastic. I can't wait to have it again in lettuce wraps for an easy lunch. Such a fantastic fresh recipe. The raisins were a great sweet touch.

 
Sep 23, 2009

I made this exactly according to recipe, and it's fantastic. I'm glad I didn't veto the raisins which sounded weird or sesame oil. Something about all these things together is magic. Thanks for this recipe.

 
May 03, 2008

I was actually a bit too nervous to use the sesame oil for this recipe, so I swapped for olive. I took out the cucumbers and added black beans and a smidge more cumin than was called for. It turned out really good! Would have been good with some fresh summer corn too, to add a little more sweetness.

 
Feb 10, 2010

Wicked good! I added a little cilantro to this and used cherry tomatoes (like others suggested). I also used fewer radishes as I am not a huge fan. What a refreshing salad with some great flavors!

 
Aug 14, 2007

I was really board with plain quinoa and this was just a tasty treat. It was a lot of work to chop everything up but it was great in the end.

 
Jan 19, 2010

I feel like there is too much going on in this salad. The only thing I did differently was use celery instead of cucumber; oh, and I cut the radish into smaller pieces. Btw, this recipe says this is four servings - maybe if you're feeding giants!! I have too much leftover after a dinner of ten!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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