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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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When the quinoa is cooked, place in a large mixing bowl and add the red onion, pepper, black beans, red cabbage and cilantro.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until everything is combined.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.