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Quinoa Salad Indian

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

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Quinoa Salad, Quinoa Salad Recipes Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soaking Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Samira


  • 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


  1. First of all, wash Quinoa thoroughly using a fine mesh. Soak it for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. During this time, chop veggies. I used carrots, beans, red pepper, yellow pepper, tomatoes, broccoli, jalapenos and olives. 

  3. 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.

  4. In the meantime, in a wok, heat oil and saute beans and carrots on high flame for a while, till slightly cooked.

  5. Thereafter, add peppers, broccoli. Again saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Then add boiled tomatoes, Jalapenos and Olives.

  7. Lastly, mix in boiled Quinoa. Add salt, pepper and oregano. Toss nicely. Add parsley or cilantro.

  8. At the time of serving, warm it up. Sprinkle Pine nuts or almonds or any other nuts.

  9. Serve with love, soup optional.

Recipe Notes


  1. Take Quinoa and water in 1: 1 ratio, that 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.