Minty Quinoa Salad


Minty Quinoa Salad

Minty Quinoa Salad

Refreshingly minty, lemony, colorful, and nutritious quinoa salad gets a savory twist.

I wanted to make good use of my seeds and nuts (which were approaching their expiry date) and came up with this neat trick.

So if you want to elevate the flavor of your salads (and also want to incorporate more nuts and seeds in your food), you might want to add this one little step of mixing freshly toasted nuts and seeds (basically walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or your fav nuts and seeds) with a bit of olive oil and a good quality curry powder.

The crispy and savory seeds mixture, when added to the salad, does wonder. 🙂

Let’s go!

Minty Quinoa Salad
5 from 2 votes

Minty Quinoa Salad

Quick and easy vegan minty quinoa salad.
Pin Recipe
Course -Salad
Cuisine -Universal
Keyword -quinoa, quinoa salad, salad
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -15 minutes
Total Time -25 minutes
Servings -4 people
Calories -517kcal
Author -Veganbell

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  • Set a pan over medium heat. Add walnuts + sunflower seeds + pumpkin seeds. Stir-toast for 3-4 minutes, or until the seeds puff up a bit.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Pour extra virgin olive oil + curry powder to the bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cooked quinoa + grated carrot + steamed broccoli florets + shredded red cabbage + pomegranate + mint leaves + salt + pepper + olive oil + lemon juice.
  • Mix well. Then add about 3/4 part of the spiced and toasted seeds and mix gently (do not overmix).
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top it off with the remaining spiced seeds mixture. Enjoy!


Sodium: 96 mg | Calcium: 150 mg | Vitamin C: 161 mg | Vitamin A: 9284 IU | Sugar: 15 g | Fiber: 13 g | Potassium: 1245 mg | Calories: 517 kcal | Trans Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Fat: 27 g | Protein: 17 g | Carbohydrates: 60 g | Iron: 5 mg
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If you liked this Minty Quinoa Salad, check out this delish Vegan Couscous Salad.

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