Quinoa and cherry salad recipe


  • Yield: 2 Servings


  • 1½ Cup Quinoa
  • 3 Cups Water
  • ¾ Cup Fresh pitted cherries
  • ½ Cup Cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¼ Cup Mint leaves, finely chopped ¼ Cup Parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup Shallots, finely sliced
  • ¼ Cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Freshly squeezed lime juice 1½ Tab Apple cider vinegar 1½ tsp orange rind zest
  • 1 tsp freshly minced ginger
  • Pinch celtic sea salt
How to Make It
  1. Bring 3 cups of water to the boil in a medium saucepan, add the quinoa, reduce temperature and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside for a further 5 minutes with the lid still on. Once down, Remove the lid and turn out into a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Cover and place in the fridge to chill.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare all the rest of the salad and dressing ingredients.
  4. For the dressing add all the ingredients to a glass jar and secure lid. Shake well and set aside until ready to use. Check seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  5. Once quinoa is cool, add all the remaining salad ingredients to the bowl. Pour over dressing and gently toss to combine.

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