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Quinoa Salad with Berries & Cucumber {vegan}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 main dish servings 1x


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 13/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 of a hothouse (English) cucumber, washed, halved lengthwise and sliced.
  • 2 cups cleaned, stemmed and quartered strawberries
  • 1/2 cup roasted, lightly salted whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, torn


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork, transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, oil, and salt.
  3. To the quinoa, add cucumber, strawberries, almonds and mint. Add dressing and gently toss to coat.
  • Category: Salad, Dinner
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