A quick and refreshing salad – a bit like a tabouleh actually but with quinoa instead. It is super easy to make, clean tastes and goes well with a grilled fish or roast chicken for example. Also served as a side dish for lunch.


1 cup quinoa
250g cherry tomatoes (cut in half or quarter)
half a cucumber (cut same size as tomatoes)
a small green pepper – or red or yellow
herbs: small bunch of mint and flat parsley – chopped
1 lime
olive oil, salt and pepper to taste

How I do it!

Prepare the quinoa: 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups of water. cover and bring to boil, reduce heat and leave till all the water is absorbed. Turn off and leave the quinoa to rest and cool down. In a separate bowl mix the cut cucumber, cut tomatoes, chopped herbs. Once the quinoa is cooled down add to the salad. Make the dressing on the side: Lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. I usually do 3tbsp oil to 1tbsp lime juice – but it depends on the acidity really. it should be a bit zinggy in my opinion – but not too much. I always add the dressing at last moment otherwise everything gets a bit soggy.

Et voilà! Very easy, super tasty and healthy as well! It can be prepared in advanced, just put in the fridge till you are ready to serve.

Posted by Julz

Hi! Hope you are enjoying my travel blog about Mauritius! I am a Danish Expat, mum of 2. Currently we live in Mauritius and we absolutely love it. I am taking you around this beautiful island and also other travels we enjoy!


  1. Very tasty and delicious… Yummy. Thank you



  2. Hey another meal I can manage! Thanks!

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    1. 😀 haha I only do easy food! my husband is the one with the fancy ideas and difficult recipes… and then I need to be behind him cleaning! The good side is he really is an awesome cook 😉

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