Fresh and Spicy Quinoa Salad Recipe Video


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group, Healthy


 Quinoa1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Red onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
 Garlic cloves2 Medium
 Hot chilies2 Tablespoon, soaked in oil (Soaked In 1 Tbsp Of Oil)
 Fresh spinach leaves1 Cup (16 tbs), washed, chopped
 Canned beans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Black Beans Or Chick Peas)
 Fresh cilantro leaves15 Medium, chopped (Stems With Leaves)
 Lemon, rind1 Teaspoon, minced
 Fresh lemon juice1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 869 Calories from Fat 205

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.6%

Saturated Fat 9 g45.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg

Sodium 337.2 mg14.1%

Total Carbohydrates 136 g45.5%

Dietary Fiber 19 g75.8%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 32 g64.4%

Vitamin A 115.1% Vitamin C 181.7%

Calcium 20.2% Iron 60.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Bring 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons of water to a gentle boil and add quinoa.
2. Turn heat down to low, cover pot and let simmer for 15 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes.
3. In a medium pot or frying pan over medium heat, add butter.
4. As soon as it melts add onions, garlic and chilies with their oil.
5. Let fry on medium heat for 4 minutes, making sure the garlic never burns.
6. Add spinach and beans to onion mixture.
7. Fry for 3- 4 minutes or until spinach breaks down.
8. Add lemon juice, rind and fresh cilantro.
9. Mix well and take off the heat.
10. Add quinoa and stir to combine.

11. Enjoy one of the tastiest and healthiest salads you’ll ever eat

Editors Review

Health watchers, this Fresh and Spicy Quinoa Salad is for you guys. It is high in protein and has a great flavor from the garlic and chilies. You get extra protein from the beans. Take a look at this video and try it out and it will boost your energy level.