Organic Quinoa & Pepper Salad - Rootz Market

Organic Quinoa & Pepper Salad

Here's another amazing Quinoa Salad with roasted peppers and tomatoes! Learn how to make this healthy, organic, and refreshing meal.


  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbps extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt


    • In a medium saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
    • Add the quinoa and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until lightly browned (about 4 minutes).
    • Add the orange juice, water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
    • Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool.
    • Roast the red and yellow peppers directly over a gas flame or under the broiler, turning occasionally, until charred all over.
    • Transfer the peppers to a bowl, cover and let steam for 10 minutes.
    • Peel and seed them and cut into 1/4-inch dice.
    • In a medium skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant (about 5 minutes).
    • Transfer the pine nuts to a plate to cool.
    • In a large bowl, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil with the vinegar.
    • Add the quinoa, peppers, pine nuts, cucumber, tomato, basil and mint and toss well, breaking up any lumps of quinoa.
    • Season the salad with salt and pepper and enjoy!