Tri-Colored Quinoa Salad

Are you looking for something light and healthy that will keep you full of energy? This quinoa salad recipe made with delicious Australian grown Quinoa, is a hearty, healthy meal either on it’s own or topped with your favorite protein like grilled chicken. Quinoa is so easy to prepare and is a wonderful option for mid-week meal prep lunch or a dinner side dish.  

If you have bought one of our fabulous ‘Meals in Minutes’ for two, use the below recipe without adding the stock, herbs, salt or lemon as these are already included! If you enjoy this quinoa salad recipe, please let us know with a review below and don’t forget to check out our other delicious recipes!


  • 1 ½ cups Quinoa
  • 1 ¾ cups water
  • 1 cup handful quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup of salad greens, we like to use rocket
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers, seeds removed optional
  • 1 Avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup torn basil & mint
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½  cup olives, pip removed, torn into pieces
  • ½ cup diced Spanish onion, soaked in water and drained
  • ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbl Green Citrus Dressing
  • Salt and cracked pepper to season


(Note: If you bought our Meals in Minutes jar, please adjust this recipe by half and add the flavour sachet when cooking the quinoa!)

  • Put the Quinoa into a strainer and rinse thoroughly.
  • Combine the quinoa and water in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to sit with the lid on for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff the cooked Quinoa with a fork.
  • Combine the cooked quinoa, tomato, rocket, cucumber, herbs, onion, olives and dressing then toss to combine. Top with an extra drizzle of dressing, feta and pine nuts. Enjoy!