Photo: Melanie Acevedo; Styling: Jamie Kim
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Cool Time
15 Mins
Makes 8 1/2 cups

Mint adds a flavorful twist to this colorful quinoa salad. Serve with a grilled main dish to savor the sweet taste of summer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse quinoa in large sieve under cold running water. Cook quinoa in 4 cups boiling water with 2 teaspoons kosher salt 10 to 15 minutes or until almost tender. Drain; spread onto a large sheet pan, and cool 15 minutes.

Step 2

Combine quinoa and remaining ingredients; mix well. Season with kosher salt.

Ratings & Reviews

pgprincess's Review

July 20, 2013
Really lovely and light. I added fresh chopped red pepper for color. Used very little oil and the juice and zest from half a lemon. A fresh healthy and easy side. Defenitly will be keeping this one. Would be a hit at any pot luck. Delisth!!!

staciesul's Review

April 21, 2013
Everyone at a dinner party loved it! I actually used frozen corn to make it easier. Fresh corn would have been better but it was still excellent. I didn't use a full cup of green onions.

stimply's Review

December 11, 2012
Very easy to make and with some minor adjustments it'd probably be really good. I thought there was WAY too much lemon in this. Once I balanced that out, I thought it was good. I'd make it again and cut the lemon zest amount in half.

sarahmc99's Review

July 19, 2012
Love love love this recipe!! I substituted chives for the green onions because that is what I had, but I think it gave a more mild onion taste and I prefer that. I will be making this all summer!

Riversogn's Review

September 23, 2011
This salad is perfect for those warm summer months! Tastes is fresh and light, and a perfect accompaniment to grilled whatever! I used fresh basil instead of the mint for a more savory flavor, This recipe is easy to make, and tastes even better the next day.

theglossyqueen1's Review

July 21, 2011
Based on the reviews and rating I had high expectations for this, but when I made it I didn't fall in love. I really like quinoa and am willing to try it again, perhaps my cooking game was off that night!

LauraMcS's Review

April 26, 2011

RobinAutry's Review

October 11, 2010
I've been looking for ways to make quinoa since it's so good for you and this recipe is excellent. The mint, onions and lemon are not overpowering and the combination is really fresh tasting. This would be a great summer dish. I served it with teriyaki grilled chicken but would serve it with about any grilled meat or fish.

mikel1982's Review

July 13, 2010
This is a great way to cook quinoa! It has a very light, fresh taste. I used the other reviewer's suggestion and served it with a steak and some avocado on the side. It was perfect!

flamingolady's Review

May 03, 2010
My daughter in law made this for us Sunday, and it was absolutely delicious. So naturally, I had to get the recipe. Not knowing what quinoa is, it never would have been something to try. We are glad she did, and thanks Ashley, this was delicious. She served grilled steak, and an avocado salad. So, so good.