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Quinoa Salad


I made Quinoa salad for dinner, and it was so easy and simple yet delicious, so I thought I  had to chare it with my dear  OYL readers:) 

Quinoa is an excellent grain alternative. It is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Quinoa (like oats) contains a balanced set of essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source.

If you suffering from migraines, add quiona into your diet . “Quinoa is a good source of magnesium, a mineral that helps relax blood vessels, preventing the constriction and rebound dilation characteristic of migraines”.


  • 1 cup freshly cooked quinoa
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2TS hemp oil ( or Olive oil)
  • handful basil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • sea salt & pepper
  • raw sheep feta cheese (it is optional. I bought it at my local farmers market today, so I added it to my salad. You can substitute to Olives)


Finely chop tomatoes, peppers and basil. Place it in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper . Add quinoa and feta cheese. Ready!

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4 Responses to Quinoa Salad

  1. donovan27 January 26, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    This is such a delicious, fresh recipe, thanks for posting!

  2. Abigail January 26, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Valentina, I love quinoa, this recipe reminds me of a ‘tabouli’ we make with it. Your ingredients are so vibrant, how lovely to have access to RAW sheeps cheese YUM! xxx

  3. christophe January 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Thank you for this salad Valentina, from one of your many readers attentive of OYL who always appreciate your recipes and advices.

  4. Tajna January 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    I used to make this all the time when I wasn’t raw.I would also make gluten and dairy free pesto,add fresh avocado yum yum.I am making sprouted lima bean patties in my dehydrator now…mmmm.

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