Zwarte Quinoasalade met Aardbeien & Doperwten

Black Quinoa Salad with Mint, Strawberries & Peas

Here you are: a delicious, gluten-free and lactose-free black quinoa salad recipe. This vegan recipe contains super healthy ingredients like lime, parsley, strawberries and almonds and perfectly fits into a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet. Read on for the recipe!

You ‘ve probably already heard about quinoa. Perhaps the gluten free pseudo-grain is already even a regularity in your household. An excellent choice, as quinoa is prepared quickly, has a delicious nutty flavor, is suitable for people with gluten allergy and – intolerance and is rich in protein, copper and magnesium. Furthermore, quinoa contains fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E and iron.

Black quinoa

The question is: have you ever heard of black quinoa? I knew about red quinoa. I once posted this  (uh-ma-zing) recipe with red quinoa. I didn’t know about black quinoa yet though. As such, trying out a black quinoa recipe was worth a test:

Zwarte Quinoasalade met Aardbeien & Doperwten


I combined the black quinoa with fresh green mint leaves, parsley leaves, cucumber and green peas and red strawberries for a nice contrast. And, of course, to add up on extra healthiness in a bowl. As an additional source of (vegan) protein I added almonds.

The spicy dressing consisted of a mix of olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper:

Zwarte Quinoasalade met Aardbeien & Doperwten

Sounds good? Here you are: the recipe!

Black Quinoa Salad with Mint, Strawberries & Peas
Serves 3
A delicious, gluten-free and lactose-free black quinoa salad recipe. This vegan recipe contains super healthy ingredients like lime, parsley, strawberries and almonds and perfectly fits into a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
530 calories
45 g
0 g
36 g
16 g
3 g
266 g
205 g
12 g
0 g
30 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530
Calories from Fat 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 205mg
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 12g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 85 gram (1/2 C) uncooked, black quinoa
  2. 170 ml (1 C) water to boil the quinoa in
  3. 200 gram (1C) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  4. 50 gram (1/4 C) green peas, pre-cooked
  5. 35 gram (1/4 C) shaved and cubed cucumber
  6. 1 bundle fresh mint leaves, chopped
  7. 1 bundle fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  8. 140 gram (1 C) unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
  1. 30 ml (1/8 C) olive oil
  2. 30 ml (1/8 C) maple syrup
  3. juice of 1 lime
  4. 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  5. 1/4 teaspoon (fine sea) salt
  1. Boil the quinoa in 15 minutes while regularly stirring. Draining is not necessary.
  2. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
For the dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Finally, pour the dressing over your salad and garnish with extra almonds.
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  11. Lekker! Ik vind zelf de zwarte quinoa lekkerder dan de witte quinoa omdat ‘ie net wat meer smaak heeft :). Hoe vond je zelf het verschil?
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    • Angela Willemse

      Op de commode gemaakt 😀 Heb eindelijk weer een wit onder- en achtergrondje. Voor heel even, want straks ligt er een vieze luier op, haha! Maar bedankt! Ik vind quinoa zo heerlijk, die nootachtige smaak! Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat ik tussen rood en zwart niet heel veel verschil merk, vergeten wat over te zeggen. Wat proefde jij als verschil?

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