Toasted Quinoa Salad

Toasted Quinoa Salad


1 cup dry quinoa

2 cups water

1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

¼ cup fresh mint, chopped

¼ red onion, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh ginger root

1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

4 tablespoons lime juice

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup walnut pieces


  1. Brown the dry quinoa in a skillet over medium heat, stirring consistently for about 6 minutes.
  2. Bring the water, ginger, jalapeno, and salt to a rolling boil. Add the quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer with a tight lid until all or most of the liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a fine mesh strainer and fluff with a fork.
  4. After the quinoa has cooled, add the rest of the ingredients and lightly stir until well blended.
  5. Store in the refrigerator and serve cool.