Tomato Mint Quinoa Salad Recipe


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup radishes, quartered and sliced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup almond slices, toasted
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Zest from ½ a lime


  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. In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, onion, radish, cucumber, lime zest and almonds in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the cooled quinoa, then stir in the mint, parsley, cumin, lime juice, sesame oil, and salt & pepper. Chill for 1 hour prior to serving.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 scant cup
PER SERVING: 198 calories; 6g fat; 28g carbohydrates; 7g protein; 4g fiber

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