There’s such a hype nowadays about quinoa but I haven’t taken to it much . It is believed to have a high protein content so I like incorporating it in my meals once in a while. My family like salads a lot and hence quinoa salad is one thing I like making. Quinoa although is not difficult to handle but just needs a bit of precaution. It needs to be washed well and then cooked to remove the bitter taste. I prefer cooking it in an open pan with a quinoa to water ratio of 1:2. This ensures that that it turns out nice and fluffy. A quarter cup quinoa gives almost a cup of cooked quinoa.


  • Cooked quinoa 1 cup
  • Cucumber diced 1 piece
  • Onion diced 1 piece
  • Pomegranate 1/4th cup
  • Cherry tomatoes 10-12
  • Iceberg lettuce a few shredded leaves
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Cool the cooked quinoa and fluff it up with a fork . Mix everything else together and toss gently. Keep refrigerated till ready to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.