Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Quinoa and vegetable salad

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

1. Quinoa – 1 cup

    Vegetable / chicken stock – 2 cups

    Salt – 1/4 tsp

    Garlic – 1 – 2 cloves, minced

Other ingredients

2. Zucchini – 1/2 cup, diced

    Red and green bell pepper – 1/4 cup each, chopped (optional)

    Broccoli – 1/2 cup, cut into small florets

3.  Red onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

     Grape tomatoes- 10 – 15, halved

     Olives (green or black) – 1/4 cup, sliced

     Cucumber – 1/2 cup, peeled, seeded and diced

4. Extra virgin olive oil – 1.5 tbsp

    Red wine vinegar – 1.5 tbsp

    Lemon juice – 1.5 tbsp

    Salt and pepper – To taste

    Crumbled feta cheese – 1/4 cup heaped or as required to taste


1. Cook quinoa adding all the other ingredients numbered 1, until done. It takes about 12 – 15 minutes. Switch off. Open the lid and add zucchini, red and green bell pepper and broccoli. Mix well. Set aside to cool.

2. Once it cools down, add the ingredients numbered 3 and 4 to the quinoa mixture. Mix well. Serve after 1 hour. Refrigerate leftovers. Serve at room temperature. It tastes even better the next day.

Quinoa and veg salad


Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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