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Quinoa Salad

This refreshing salad combines the sweetness of raisins and jicama with super-healthy quinoa. The salad comes from Sonya Fox of Peyton, Colorado.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 medium jicama, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat.
  • In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, jicama, celery and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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