Sprouted Quinoa Salad




Introduction: Sprouted Quinoa Salad

About: I'm a community manager here at instructables! Mountain hermit by day, stitch witch at night. Not a fan of social media, but sometimes you can find me on Twitter at @makingjiggy ^_^

This sprouted quinoa salad is full of texture and flavor and can be made 100% raw. It's great for summer! Sprouted quinoa is a great substitute for couscous if you're on a raw diet or you just want some grains without heating up your kitchen.

You can alter the flavor of this sprouted quinoa salad by adding whatever veggies and herbs you like - it's pretty much fool proof!

If you're not doing a 100% raw diet, I suggest adding tomatoes and feta to this - it's delicious.

Step 1: Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw sprouted quinoa (see how to sprout it here!)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 - 1/2 red onion
  • juice of one lemon or lime
  • salt + pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs
  • 1/8-1/4 cup olive oil

I just used parsley since it's what I had on hand, but mint and cilantro are great too. You can also add additional veggies - leafy green sprouts, tomatoes and peppers are delicious in it. :)

Step 2: Chop It All Up

Cut everything down the to size you want - I sliced the red onions thinly, diced the cucumber and did a rough chop on the parsley.

If you're using cucumber, it's best to discard the very middle of it since it's full of seeds and water.

Step 3: Mix It and Season!

Dump the quinoa and vegetables into a big bowl and add the juice of half a lemon or lime and about 1/8 cup of olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper and taste. Keep adding more olive oil, citrus juice and salt and pepper until it tastes great.

That's it! It's best to make it ahead and let the flavors mingle in the fridge, so I'll normally make it a couple hours before lunch or dinner. :)

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    Fikjast Scott

    wow, where do I start:

    Exceptional photos -

    the presentation is out of this world


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This looks so healthy and delicious. I just ate some sprouted bread - Ezekiel bread. :) So this really got me curious. Looks so good - thank you Jessy. I need more healthy recipes.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh yes, the pictures you have here are the kind I am aiming for! I can't seem to set my camera correctly for (light through a window yet but I will.) The auto does not look good at all.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I finally bought some! I have been seeing quinoa on instructables for a while and had never heard of it. I have not made it yet though but I will! This recipe looks pretty tasty! Thanks for sharing Jessy! Have a nice Friday!