Lemony Quinoa Salad

This refreshing Lemony Quinoa Salad is quick and easy to make, plus it is a great way to use up any leftover quinoa you might have.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 2


  • 4 cup mixed greens roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 lemon divided
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp water or as needed
  • 1 garlic cloves minced or crushed
  • Himalayan salt to taste


  • To a bowl add the quinoa, juice from 1/2 lemon, zest from 1/4 lemon, parsley, thyme, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • In a small bowl or jar, mix together the juice from the remaining 1/2 lemon, water, tahini, garlic, as well as salt & pepper to taste. If needed, add extra water to thin out to desired consistency.
  • Serve the greens, and top with the lemony quinoa. Drizzle the dressing on top, and season with extra lemon juice and black pepper to taste. Enjoy!


  • You can eat this salad as a side, or make it into a meal by adding some cooked chickpeas or butter beans, diced avocado, sliced cucumber or zucchini, diced tomato, diced bell pepper, and/or dried cranberries.