Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Capers

Light summer recipe with quinoa

This salad can be enjoyed as a main course or a great side dish for any BBQ. With fresh herbs and veggies, this is a light but satisfying dish.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Yield: 3

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


  • 150 g quinoa
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 handful of fresh basil
  • 50 g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 20 g capers
  • 20 g pine nuts (toasted)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Bring the quinoa and twice the amount of water to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 15-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Slice the onion into rings and dice the tomatoes. Chop the herbs.
  3. Toss the quinoa with the onion rings, tomatoes, herbs, pine nuts, and capers in a bowl.
  4. Dress the salad with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.




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