Gluten-free, protein-rich, and good for all especially Weight Watchers and Diabetics. This salad is as good as a meal. You can have it with soup and that makes a meal especially for weight watchers.

If looking for other Quinoa Indian recipes then do try out this Quinoa Dosa, a crispy dosa without rice and fermentation. Also, a recipe where quinoa is neither seen nor is felt obvious in the taste.

Quinoa Salad Vegetarian

December has just started and the chill is setting in. Though the days are still warm but mornings and evenings are pretty cold asking for something warm and cozy. Hot soups are a great reliever and are looked forward to. At the same time, salads and that too, in the evening, are just not wanted.

But warm salads are a real relief in this weather and are relished greatly.

But unlike salads that are kept in the refrigerator, these are literally warm. You heat it before serving and thus it is really soothing in this cold weather.


What is Quinoa?

If looking for ways as to how to incorporate Quinoa in our day-to-day meals then you can check my Quinoa Dosa recipe. A perfect crispy Dosa made without rice and without fermentation.


Why You Will Love This Recipe


How To Make 

To make a quinoa salad, first of all, it is cooked. Now you can cook it in boiling water or pressure cook it. I prefer the latter method as it is quick and hassle-free. Thereafter, saute veggies and mix boiled quinoa to it. Adjust seasoning and that’s it.


Step By Step Recipe 

How to boil Quinoa

How to boil Quinoa

Saute vegetables for Quinoa Salad Vegetarian

Add boiled Quinoa

Sprinkle Pine nuts or almonds or any other nuts

Quinoa Salad Indian


Q) Can I make this salad with millets?

Yes. Use any millet, be it Barnyard or Little or Kodo or any other. But soak it at least for 8 hours. Thereafter, boil it just as we boiled Quinoa and everything else remains the same.

Q) Can I use any other dressing?

Yes! Use green chutney as a dressing like I have used it in my Mixed Millets Salad.


Some other Indian Salad Recipes:


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Quinoa Salad Indian

Gluten free, protein rich and good for all especially Weight Watchers and Diabetics


  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Veggies Carrots, Beans, Peppers, Broccoli etc
  • Salt as per taste
  • A generous pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Parsley or Cilantro
  • Few Almonds/Pinenuts Shredded


  • First of all, wash Quinoa thoroughly using a fine mesh. Soak it for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • During this time, chop veggies. I used carrots, beans, red pepper, yellow pepper, tomatoes, broccoli, jalapenos and olives.
  • Now boil it. To boil it, take an equal quantity of water as Quinoa. Like here Since I have taken 1/2 cup Quinoa so take 1/2 cup water only. Pressure cook it for one whistle. When pressure settles down, open the PC and your Quinoa is ready.
  • In the meantime, in a wok, heat oil and saute beans and carrots on high flame for a while, till slightly cooked.
  • Thereafter, add peppers, broccoli. Again saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then add boiled tomatoes, Jalapenos and Olives.
  • Lastly, mix in boiled Quinoa. Add salt, pepper and oregano. Toss nicely. Add parsley or cilantro.
  • At the time of serving, warm it up. Sprinkle Pine nuts or almonds or any other nuts.
  • Serve with love, soup optional.


  1. Take Quinoa and water in 1: 1 ratio, which is both in equal quantity.
  2. Saute veggies on high flame only so they retain their crunchiness. Also, keep them crunchy only not fully cooked.
  3. Nuts are added to give a crunchy taste.

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