Lemon-Scented Quinoa Salad
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Lemon-Scented Quinoa Salad

Submitted by: Phyllis Reimer

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6

This is one of my favorite salads. Easy to make!


  • 1 c. quinoa, white, organic
  • 2 c. water, purified
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 15 oz. chickpeas, cooked, organic
  • 1/2 c. cilantro, bunch, fresh, organic
  • 1/2 sml. onion, red, organic
  • 1 clove garlic, fresh, organic
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest, from fresh, organic lemons
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice, pure, organic
  • 2 tbs. olive oil, extra virgin, unrefined and unfiltered, organic
  • 2 tbs. water, purified
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 1/4 c. tahini, organic


Combine quinoa and water in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes, until water is absorbed and quinoa fluffs up.

While the quinoa is cooking. make the dressing: Whisk together minced garlic, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, and olive oil. Add hot water to thin a bit and season with sea salt.

Toss cooked quinoa with chickpeas, cilantro, diced red onion, and half the dressing. Add more dressing if you'd like and season with more sea salt to taste. Serve garnished with a bit of cilantro.