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Pear And Quinoa Salad (Vegan Recipe )

4 from 4 votes

A quick and super healthy salad prepared with quinoa, pears and sun-dried tomatoes tossed with a Balsamic vinaigrette . Some chopped jalapenos or a few drops of Chili oil adds that extra zing and balances out the sweetness of this dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury
Servings 1


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 pear
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2-3 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp of dried mixed herbs
  • 1-2 jalapenos
  • few drops of chili oil
  • Salt


  • Rinse the quinoa under running water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a saucepan. Once it gets boiling, add the washed quinoa and reduce the flame to a simmer. Cook for 12-14 minutes.
  • Once the water is absorbed, cover saucepan with a plate and remove from flame. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff up the quinoa grains with a fork.
  • Chop the pear and cucumber into bite sized pieces.
  • Chop the sun-dried tomatoes into smaller bits.
  • Take all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and toss gently to mix.

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Sweta Biswal
Sweta Biswal

From authentic recipes from Odisha to low calorie delights, I blog and share it. It is a reflection of my healthy eating and living habits.

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