Healthy Recipes for Women

Quinoa l’Orange Salad

Add the power of the quinoa to your diet


Ready in 30 minutes • Makes 4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated orange rind
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa. Return to a boil and simmer until water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a large mixing bowl to cool.
  2. Add tomatoes, celery and parsley to the bowl. Mix together with quinoa.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients to make dressing. Pour over salad and toss well to combine.

Make this recipe healthier: Add more veggies to the salad, such as carrots, zucchini, cucumbers and red peppers to increase fiber content, decrease glycemic load and improve nutrient profile.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 200, Total Fats: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 161 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 30 g, Dietary Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 7 g, Iron: 1 mg