Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 10 radishes, quartered
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • salt to taste


Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. Pour in quinoa, raisins, and a pinch of salt. Cover, and let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, then remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.

Toss together the tomatoes, onion, radish, cucumber, and almonds in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled quinoa, then season with mint, parsley, cumin, lime juice, sesame oil, and salt. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.

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