Sunny Quinoa Salad With Lemon and Garlic


This tangy grain salad is crunchy, colorful and delicious. Perfect for a picnic side dish or a healthy lunch on the go.

Sunny Quinoa Salad With Lemon and Garlic

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup carrots chopped
  • cup parsley minced
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce


  • Rinse quinoa with warm water and drain through a fine strainer.
  • Place quinoa, salt, and water in a 2-quart pot.
  • Bring water to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer 15- 20 minutes, until all the water is absorbed.
  • Let quinoa stand for 5-10 minutes uncovered, then fluff with a fork.
  • Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add carrots, seeds, and parsley to quinoa. Mix thoroughly.
  • Combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and tamari; pour over quinoa and toss well.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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