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bowl of quinoa salad

Chilled Quinoa Salad

Kerri Jablonski
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cucumber seeded and diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn cooked
  • 1 lime
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Make your quinoa by combining 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1 cup water.
  • Put your diced onions, cucumber and corn in a bowl, squeeze the juice of about one lime over everything, tossing to coat.
  • Once your quinoa has cooled a little, toss it with your onion, corn and cucumber mixture and put it in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Before serving, add salt and pepper to taste and your cherry tomato halves.


Tips: Bring your quinoa to a boil for 5 minutes, then pull of the heat and let it sit, covered for 15-20 more minutes. It's much more energy efficient to prepare your quinoa this way. Buy your onions pre-chopped. It's a  great time saver. Adding the cherry tomatoes just before serving keeps them from getting mushy.