Spicy Quinoa Salad

by Phoebe Green
Spicy Quinoa Salad

It’s no secret that quinoa salad is a very healthy choice if you are conscious about your health. You probably know the basics of making a good bowl of quinoa salad, but here’s a recipe for a change, spicy quinoa salad. It has a nice kick to it that you’ll surely enjoy.

Spicy Quinoa Salad

Spicy Quinoa Salad

Phoebe Green
Craving for a good quinoa salad? Here's a spicy quinoa salad you must check out. It's easy to do and guarantees to fill you up.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 868 kcal


  • 4 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • 2 medium zucchini quartered lengthwise, grilled, then chopped
  • 2 stalks scallions finely diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ medium lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon smoky paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup spinach


  • Lightly coat the zucchini stalks with olive oil and grill or broil until softened a bit. Let cool until you can handle them, then chop them into pieces.
  • Stir together cooked quinoa, garbanzo beans, zucchini, scallions, spinach, and cilantro.
  • Sprinkle the spices over the quinoa mixture and stir to combine. Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over the quinoa mixture and mix well.


Calories: 868kcalCarbohydrates: 134gProtein: 30gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 900mgPotassium: 1318mgFiber: 16gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 648IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 11mg

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