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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Herbs


Weight Watchers. 5 PointsPlus.

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  • tsp olive oil,
  • extra-virgin, divided
  • 10 oz uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about the juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, about the zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cups parsley,
  • fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 cup watercress, fresh, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp thyme, fresh, chopped
  • 2 medium stalks
  • celery, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced


Servings 6


Step 1

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium
heat. Toast quinoa in oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Add water; cover, reduce heat to low and let steam for
15 minutes.
Place toasted, steamed quinoa in a large bowl and add
remaining ingredients; mix well. Let mixture rest for
15 minutes to an hour to allow flavors to combine. Serve
at room temperature. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

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