Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad is packed full of flavour and is quick and simple to make. It can be eaten hot or cold, making it a great lunch to prep in advance and take on-the-go.


  • 200g (7oz) quinoa
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 480ml (16 fl oz) vegetable stock
  • 100g (3.5oz) red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 x 400g (14oz) tin mixed beans, drained
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 chillies, finely sliced
  • 200g (7oz) sweetcorn
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 peppers, sliced
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped


  • 1
    1. To make the quinoa salad, add the quinoa, cumin, paprika, dried chilli flakes and vegetable stock to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid has absorbed.
  • 2
    Add the red cabbage, mixed beans, tomatoes, chillies, sweetcorn, spring onions, peppers, and coriander to the quinoa and mix thoroughly

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