Best Quinoa Salad with Parsley and Herbs
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Best Quinoa Salad Recipe with Parsley and Herbs

Increase your protein and fiber intake with this quinoa salad recipe with parsley. This zesty quinoa salad is so easy to make, yet loaded with nutrients that a quinoa parsley combo can give you! Try this recipe today!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Keyword: best quinoa salad recipes, parsley quinoa, quinoa parsley, quinoa parsley salad, quinoa salad, quinoa salad recipe, quinoa salad recipes, zesty quinoa salad
Author: Annette Reeder


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seed kernels toasted


  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan.  
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Spoon into a bowl, fluff with a fork.  Add parsley, celery, onions, and apricots.
  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add to quinoa mixture, and toss well.
  • Top with pumpkin seed kernels and garnish with dried apricots.
  • Serve and enjoy!