Easy Quinoa Recipe

By: Sheila Reynolds

Here is a Super Easy Quinoa Recipe if you are looking for a healthy recipe but don't want to put a lot of work into it.

Easy Quinoa Recipe


1 cup quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
1 cucumber, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
Grape tomatoes, sliced in half, about 12
1 tbs poppy seeds
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste


1. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a sauce pan. Add the quinoa and toast until nutty and brown, about three minutes.
2. Add two cups of water to the pot. Season with salt.
3. Bring to a boil, cover, and then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, take off the lid, and let the quinoa sit for five minutes.
4. Fluff the quinoa before adding it to a large bowl. Let it cool. Add the vegetables and mix. Combine poppy seeds, lemon juice and remaining olive oil, whisking to combine in a small bowl. Season with salt. Toss the quinoa salad in the lemon juice dressing. Move the salad to small single serving bowls.