May 26, 2017

Packed with Mediterranean herbs and fresh lemon juice this is a wonderfully light refreshing salad. This salad will keep in the fridge for two days and makes a delicious healthy packed lunch option. It is also gluten free, egg free, dairy free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans … & packed with our amazing refined sugar free Tart Cherries by CherryActive.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6


140g Quinoa
375ml Vegetable stock
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
100ml Olive oil
1 Red onion, finely diced
1 tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp Sea salt
1 Cucumber, deseeded and diced
4 Tomatoes
1/2 Red pepper and orange or yellow, diced
Handful of fresh coriander, mint and parsley, leaves only
50g Active Edge CherryActive dried tart cherries
60g Toasted pine nuts



  1. Place the quinoa in a pan with the stock. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer over a very low heat for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the quinoa to steam for a further five minutes
  2. Place the quinoa in a large bowl and add the cucumber, peppers and tomatoes.
  3. Place the lemon juice, oil and herbs in a blender, process until smooth. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and toss. Stir in the CherryActive tart cherries, pine nuts and lemon zest. Scatter over additional chopped herbs to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Per serving: Calories 346kcal, Protein 6.1g, Carbohydrates 23.5g, Sugars 11.6g, Total Fat 25.2g, Saturates 3g, Fibre 2g, Salt 0.4g

Per 100g: Calories 165kcal, Protein 2.9g, Carbohydrates 11.2g, Sugars 5.5g, Total Fat 12g, Saturates 1.4g, Fibre 1g, Salt 0.2g

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