Make this salad ahead of time so the lemon juice really has time to soak into the quinoa and vegetables, so the salad is even more delicious!
20 minutes
20 minutes


1/2 cup quinoa

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, deseeded, chopped

2 spring onions, chopped

3 tomatoes halved, deseeded and chopped

1 cup finely chopped flat leafed parsley

3/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted


Rinse quinoa well under cold running water

Put in a saucepan with 1 cup of water, season with salt and bring to the boil

Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 15 mins

Turn off the heat and stand covered, for 5 mins

Fluff up with a fork, then stir in the lemon juice and oil

Set aside to cool. Stir in the remaining ingredients then allow to stand for 30 mins before serving