I absolutely love this Moroccan quinoa salad! It is light, fresh and packed full of flavour! It works really well on its own as a light lunch or dinner but would also work well as part of a larger meal or as a side at a barbecue.
This is the perfect meal to make in advance and eat on the go as it keeps well in tupperware containers and does not need to be reheated.
Sometimes quinoa can have a bitter aftertaste but you can overcome this by soaking it for around an hour before rinsing it in cold water before you cook it. Guidance on this can usually be found on the packets so definitely make sure you check this. Quinoa can also have a may contain warning for gluten due to to cross contamination risks so take this into consideration when you are purchasing this ingredient.
The vegetables used in this salad don’t have to be set in stone and you can mix them up depending on whatever you have in that needs eating, making it a great way to fight food waste. I really love this with coriander and mint but you could also throw some chopped dill and chopped parsley in too if you have any that needs using up. I don’t personally add it into this Moroccan quinoa salad but if you prefer your meal to pack a little more of a punch you could throw some chopped chilli in too.
For other salads using quinoa as the star of the show why not check out this recipe for my Grilled Peach & Quinoa Salad. If you are looking for a simple salad recipe with a twist you may also enjoy my 5 Minute Sesame & Soy Chopped Salad which you can find here.
If you like the flavours in this salad you may also like my Moroccan Inspired Quinoa Traybake which you can find here.
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