Lemony Quinoa Salad with Pine Nuts and Olives


The Good News Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids. Tossed with pine nuts, it's the foundation of this light salad. More Salad Recipes

Lemon Quinoa Salad with Pine Nuts and Olives
Photo: © Ellie Miller
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup quinoa (rinsed and drained)

  • 2 teaspoons pine nuts

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons pitted green olives

  • Salt


  1. In a saucepan, boil the water. Add the quinoa, cover and cook over low heat for 12 minutes, until al dente. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. In a skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat until golden. Add them to the quinoa along with the cilantro, lemon juice and olives. Season with salt and serve.

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