Tri-Colour Quinoa Salad With Zucchini & Almonds

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 4
Tri-Colour Quinoa Salad With Zucchini & Almonds
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Flavourful quinoa combo packed with fiber and plant-based protein.


1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (can use sprouted tri-coloured)
1/2 bunch Green onion, scallion, ramp (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
1/4 cup Red currant
1/4 cup Sliced almonds (toasted)
3 tbsp Cranberries, dried
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon peel (zest)
3 small Zucchini
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (dressing)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (dressing)
3/4 tsp Cumin (dressing)
3/4 tsp Hot pepper (chili) flakes (dressing)
1 pinch Sea salt (dressing - to taste)
1 dash Black pepper (dressing - to taste)


1. Rinse quinoa and place in a saucepan with 1.5 cups water per 1 cup quinoa (or according to package instructions). Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cover. Let simmer for 12 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl.


2. To the bowl of quinoa, add green onions, cilantro, currants, almonds, cranberries, and lemon zest. Toss to combine.


3. With a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini lengthwise into long, thin ribbons. Toss with the quinoa mixture.


4. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk lemon juice with cinnamon, cumin, chili flakes, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. You can also add dressing ingredients to or small jar with lid and shake to combine.


5. Drizzle dressing over quinoa and toss to coat. Enjoy!


Quick Tips:

If you can't find tri-colour quinoa, you can use any type.


Prep in advance and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Highlights:


A wonderful gluten-free and lo glycemic seed that is a complete protein as it contains all essential amino acids. It's high in fiber, magnesium, folate, zinc and iron.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 252
Calories from fat 53
Calories from saturated fat 5.5
Total Fat 5.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 53 mg
Potassium 606 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
Sugars 7.7 g
Protein 8.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 1.6

Energy sources

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