Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe | How to make Quinoa Pulao

One pot Quinoa Pulao for lunch with vegetables. This recipe is perfect for any day lunch meal.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

1 cup cooked Quinoa
Vegetables of your choice – we used onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms and peppers
oil for cooking
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt per taste
1 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 small chopped tomato
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Method:

Cook quinoa (just like rice and set aside)
In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry cumin seeds for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste, onions and carrots. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt and paprika/red chilli powder. Mix well. Add other veggies. Add tomatoes. Mix well.
Add curry powder. Add Quinoa and then for some crunch Red peppers.
Add lemon juice. Mix well and serve.

Easy Fruit Quinoa Salad| Quick Lunch Ideas

Need Light lunch? Try this yummy Fruit Quinoa salad.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup quinoa
1 small chopped apple
1 cup of strawberry and pineapple
1/2 cup dry fruit of choice ( we used pecan and walnuts)
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp blueberry syrup/ or maple syrup
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon

-Fry apples with a little bit of oil. Add in dry fruit. Mix in quinoa. Add other fruit. Add cinnamon, salt, pepper and drizzle blue berry syrup on top. Enjoy.

Two Easy Quinoa Salad Recipes

Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad

Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Hearty- This Quinoa salad is perfect for any summer potluck or for a quick lunch.

Ingredients/ Method:
1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
2 cloves of Garlic minced
1/2 cup chopped avacado
2 tbsp chopped onions
1/2 cup tomato and peppers (red and yellow)
1/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder
1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt
3-4 tbsp lemon juice
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 to 1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried mint leaves ( you can use other fresh herbs too)

Just toss all the ingredients together. Let the salad chill for atleast 15 mins and then serve.

Bonus Quinoa Salad Recipe: Here is another exciting Quinoa Salad Recipe¬†which I really like because¬†it is sweet, super easy and really delicious. Best part is it’s kids approved.

Ingredients/ Method
1 Cup cooker Quinoa
1 cup fresh chopped strawberries
1-2 cups dry fruit of your choice
(We used raisins, cashews, lightly salted and roasted peanuts and walnuts) Almonds, pecans, pistachios can also be used
Dressing- Honey Mustard Vinagerette made by using
2 parts Honey ( 2 tbsp Honey)
1 part Mustard (1 tbsp Mustard)
1 part Balsamic Vinegar ( 1 tbsp Vinegar- you can use vinegar of your choice)
Optional- Salt-pepper ( although we didnt use any and the result was really tasty)

Mix all the components. Prepare the dressing and add over the quinoa. Let everything chill for at least 15 mins before serving.