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Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

Servings 4 1/2 cup


  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 1/2 limes juiced
  • zest from one of the limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt or to taste


  • Put the cooked quinoa in a medium sized bowl, stir in the zest, cilantro and peppers.
  • In a small jar, combine the oil and lime juice, cover and shake to combine a bit before pouring over the quinoa and stirring to combine.
  • Let the flavors mingle in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • If you use anything other than kosher salt, start with 1/4 tsp, kosher salt granules tend to be larger so if you use a finer grain salt, 1/2 tsp may make it too salty.


This would be a great summer side dish to go along with some tacos or some grilled chicken or pork maybe...? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments... especially if you end up trying it with a grain other than quinoa.