Herbed Quinoa Salad (Low-fat, Oil-free)

August 5, 2014


By: Jasmine Briones 

Herbed Quinoa Salad (Low-fat, Oil-free)

A quinoa salad inspired by a pesto that we made for the Zucchini Cannelloni recipe at Matthew Kenney Culinary of Santa Monica.

Don’t let the mix of herbs and peas intimidate you! It is such a perfect combination and with the drizzle of lemon juice, it hits the spot. Enjoy!

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Herbed Quinoa Salad (Low-fat, Oil-free)

  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2


  • 1 cup red quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbs organic peas
  • 1 1/2 tbs pine nuts (optional, I omitted)
  • 6 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • Fresh black pepper


  1. Add the arugula, mint, parsley, 2 tbs peas, nuts if using, lemon juice and fresh black pepper into a food processor. Run until as fine as you can get it. You will need to stop and scrape down the side a few times if you have a large processor. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the quinoa and mixture from the food processor, and mix until uniform and covered. Add in the remaining ingredients and toss until combined.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Salad, Entree
  • Cuisine: Vegan


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