Crunchy Quinoa Salad – A Summer Favourite!

2 cups cooked quinoa (starts as approximately 2/3 cup uncooked)

1 cup grated carrot (shortcut: use ‘Matchstick Carrots’)

½ cup finely chopped red pepper

½ cup finely chopped celery

3 chopped green onions

¼ cup sunflower seeds

1 cup chopped parsley or cilantro


1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp Tamari (optional)

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp Herbamere

¼ cup sesame seeds (tip: black sesame seeds look great mixed with quinoa)

Place salad ingredients in a large bowl.  Stir to combine.  Mix dressing ingredients together in a glass jar.  Shake well and pour over salad.