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Vegan Quinoa Salad with Herbs

Delicious Mediterranean-style quinoa salad for a lunch-box or a dinner with friends.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: mediterranean quinoa salad, quinoa recipe, quinoa salad, quinoa salad recipe, vegan lunch
Servings: 2
Calories: 358kcal


  • small frying pan or pot


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 + 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley or cilantro can use both too
  • 2 - 3 leaves basil chop
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds raw or roasted
  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or flavoured vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small frying pan or a small pot, add quinoa and "fry" it dry for a minute or two stirring occasionally.
  • You can skip frying is you are short on time and just add water or broth. Bring it to a boil on high heat, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 12 - 15 minutes.
  • While quinoa is cooking, chop the herbs.
  • When quinoa is done, add salt and pepper, oil and lemon juice or flavoured vinegar, and stir.
  • In a bowl, mix quinoa with herbs.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 5mg