Cooked Filipino adobo style, I served the string beans and mushrooms adobo with a simple quinoa salad. A meatless meal for my daughter, Sam.

Easy Simple Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small bell pepper or a portion of a large one
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sliced scallions to garnish


  • Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Cool.
  • Peel and grate the garlic.
  • Peel and roughly chop the shallot.
  • Roughly chop the tomato and bell pepper.
  • Toss the quinoa with the grated garlic, chopped shallot, tomato and bell pepper.
  • In a small bowl, make the dressing by stirring together the olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Drizzle the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to blend.
  • Sprinkle sliced scallions over the quinoa salad before serving.