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Herbed Quinoa Salad

Herbed Quinoa Salad

A new kind of salad that has a scrumptious taste which is perfect for lunch or a light dinner.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


1 ½ cup green peas
or snap beans
3 cups quinoa
cooked, cold
4 ounces goat (chevre) cheese
crumbled, preferably low-fat, 1/2 cup
cup parsley leaves
fresh, chopped
cup tarragon leaves
fresh, chopped
cup chives
fresh, snipped
cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil


In a 2-quart saucepan over high heat, bring one quart water to a boil. Add the peas. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until tender; do not overcook. Drain and rinse under cold water.

Place the quinoa in a large bowl. Add the peas, goat cheese, parsley, tarragon and chives. Toss lightly.

In a cup, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Pour over the salad.

Note: To cook the quinoa, bring 2 cups of water or stock to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Add 1 cup of quinoa. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender but not mushy. Drain off any remaining liquid. Fluff with a fork to separate the grains. Allow to cool before combining in salad.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


over 5 years

Made this herbed quinoa salad for lunch today, very easy to make, and it came out quite tasty.

I did make a few changes on the herbs, didn't have parsley, so used cilantro instead, which was totally delicious. Our tarragon plant in the backyard is no longer alive any more, so I just simply omitted the tarragon; but I bet you could just throw in some fresh mint leaves that we have a lot and still are still looking happy in the cool soil. But I forgot to put it in until I finished the whole dish :(

The dish still tasted great, and the goat cheese added the tangy creaminess, which I really enjoyed! If you are a big fan of quinoa, this recipe won't let you disappointed.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 143g (5.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 40524% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 153mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 25%
Sugars g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 9% Iron 49%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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