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Herbed quinoa salad with toasted pine nuts and lemon

A Jersey girl through and through, Carolyn grew up spending her summers down in Avalon, NJ. As a young girl, she often cooked alongside her mother and grandmother, whose seafood creations instilled a true passion for fresh, local produce...

Healthy, beautiful food!

This quinoa salad mixed with fresh herbs makes a beautiful side dish or vegetarian main course!

Healthy, beautiful food!

Packed with protein and dietary fiber, quinoa (considered a superfood) has exploded in popularity in the past few years! Quinoa is simple to prepare and can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

Herbed quinoa salad with toasted pine nuts and lemon

Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup quinoa, prepared according to package instructions, room temperature or cooled
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Lightly coat the bottom of a frying pan with olive oil and heat the oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add onions to the pan and saute the onions until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes.
  2. Place quinoa into a large bowl. Add sauteed onions, toasted pine nuts, mint, sundried tomatoes, dill and lemon juice and stir well. Salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with a touch more olive oil (if desired) right before serving.

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