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Quinoa Salad

This hearty salad has a nice flavor and is naturally gluten free. You can add or delete ingredients to suit your own taste buds, too.

  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mango
  • 1/2 to 1 cup garbanzo beans drained and rinsed (Chickpeas)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. In a small saucepan combine quinoa with the chicken stock and bring to a boil. 
  2. Once it boils reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  3. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. 
  4. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool completely. 
  5. You can set it in the refrigerator to speed the cooling.

While the quinoa is cooling prepare the rest of the ingredients. I left the amounts of beans and green onion to your discretion. We enjoy green onion so I added the full 1/2 cup. Mix together all these ingredients with the cooled quinoa and enjoy as a side dish or a meal. You can easily make this a vegetarian dish by cooking the quinoa with water or vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock.


  1. Looks wonderful! Would love to see more quinoa recipes.

  2. I have been looking for a quinoa salad recipe

    Easy to half as well



  3. Thank you , Ellen ... I'm so happy to see Quinoa used more and more. Your recipe looks delicious.
    Old Dutch potato chips have come up with a new line .. Northern Choice and they include Quinoa in their ingredients.

  4. Can't wait to try this, thank you. I've wanted to use quinoa more and this has lovely flavours


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