Lemon Pecan Quinoa Salad

lemon pecan quinoa

Okay, ready for this yummy recipe!? It’s sweet and spicy. This dish is inspired by a couscous salad my friend brought to a party I was at this weekend. I made it from memory with quinoa instead and guessed on some of the ingredients. Here is my forewarning though; I did not measure anything therefore these are just guesses on the amounts! I also apologize for my not so professional pictures- I am waiting until March to get a nicer phone so hopefully pictures will improve then.

Robust Recipe: Lemon Pecan Quinoa Salad 


Displaying IMAG0536.jpgIngredients: 

1 cup uncooked qunioa- follow directions for preparation

1 lemon

2 carrots

5-6 green onions

~3/4 cup craisins

~3/4 cup chopped pecans

~1/4 cup olive oil

~1tsp paprika

~1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (depends how hot you like things)

1-2 tbsp parsley

sea salt to taste

fresh cracked pepper to taste


1) Prepare qunioa (you can let it cool if you’d like- this salad tastes good hot or cold).

2) Wash, prepare and cut green onions.

3) Shred the 2 carrots.

4) Zest the lemon and cut in half

5) Add all the prepared ingredients into a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients (craisins, pecans, spices, olive oil). Squeeze some lemon juice over the salad and mix.

Displaying IMAG0537.jpgEnjoy!!!

Let’s Be Robust!


About Julie Shobe

I'm a registered dietitian (RD) who has a passion for eating a balanced diet, staying active and loving the Lord.
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