Quinoa Salad - Whole Food Plant Based

Author Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl


  • 1 cup dry quinoa 180g
  • 1/4 cup red onion 30g, diced
  • 1 red or yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 can of black beans 15oz. / make sure you strain and rinse them
  • 1 cup red cabbage 95g, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro 4g, chopped


  • 1/4 cup tahini 50g
  • 1/4 cup water 60ml
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder


  1. Cook the quinoa by placing the quinoa and 2 cups of water (470ml) in a pan, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, you can make the dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients to your blender, and blending until creamy and smooth.
  3. When the quinoa is cooked, place in a large mixing bowl and add the red onion, pepper, black beans, red cabbage and cilantro.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until everything is combined.
  5. Serve cold or at room temperature.