Tri-Colour Quinoa Salad With Zucchini & Almonds

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


1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (can use sprouted tri-coloured)
3 small Zucchini
1/2 bunch Green onion (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
1/4 cup Currant, red and white, raw
1/4 cup Sliced almonds (toasted)
3 tbsp Cranberries, dried
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon peel (zest)
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 prepare according to package instructions. Transfer cooked quinoa to a bowl and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking and cooling, use a vegetable peeler to slice zucchini lengthwise into long thin ribbons. 
  3. To the cooked quinoa, add green onions, cilantro, currants, almonds, cranberries, and lemon zest. Toss to combine. Add zucchini slices.
  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 a small jar with lid and shake to combine.
  5.  Drizzle dressing over the quinoa and toss to coat. Enjoy!


Quick Tips

  • If you can't find tri-color 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

  • Quinoa is 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 276
Calories from fat 81
Calories from saturated fat 25.4
Total Fat 9.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 4.5 mg
Sodium 109 mg
Potassium 783 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
Sugars 9.1 g
Protein 11.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 1.6

Energy sources


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