Toasted Quinoa, Snow Peas, Tomatoes and Mozzarella Salad

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Podkayne

This is a great summery salad full of fresh tastes. Makes enough for a crowd. From Cooking Light, June 2007.

Top Review by jude503

I followed this recipe exactly except used a larger quantity of the peas & cucumbers (had so many from the garden). At first it was VERY tart for my taste. I recommend adding tablespoon or so of Agave nectar or other sweetener to the dressing- after that it was absolutely wonderful. Perfect for a hot day. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast quinoa in a medium sauce pan, about 5 minutes. Add 3 cups of water to the pan, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Fluff with a fork and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa and peas, mozzarella, onion, cucumber, mint, basil, and tomatoes.
  3. Whisk lemon rind, juice, and olive oil in a small bowl.
  4. Toss with quinoa mixture to coat.

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