Quinoa Salad

Prep Time5 min
Time to Table5 min

Using Clover Leaf’s Lemon & Pepper Flavoured Tuna, this ‘Take 5’ recipe –5 ingredients in 5 minutes, will expand your culinary repertoire with the addition of quinoa.


1 cup (250 mL) cooked quinoa
1/4 cup (50 mL) diced celery
1/4 cup (50 mL) low fat mayonnaise
1 tsp (5 mL) wasabi powder or horseradish
2 cans (85g each) Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna - Lemon & Pepper


  1. Follow package directions to cook the quinoa. Alternatively, stir the quinoa (1 part) and water (2 parts) together in a microwave-safe bowl; cover; cook in the microwave on high or until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, in about 4 minutes; uncover.
  2. Place the celery and mayonnaise together in another bowl. Season with wasabi or horseradish; stir to mix.
  3. Fold in the tuna and quinoa until evenly blended.
  4. Serve in radicchio leaves or over your favourite greens. Garnish with sage.

TIP: Cooked couscous or rice could be used as a substitute instead of quinoa.

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What is Quinoa?
“Quinoa is an ancient grain that was a staple of the Incas, and contains more protein than any other grain. It’s considered a complete protein, and is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains. Quinoa is becoming more available in grocery stores, and you can find it for sure at health food and bulk stores.” Excerpt from Ron Eade’s article in Omnivore’s Ottawa, August 21st, 2009.


per serving
% Daily
Fat12 g18%
Saturated Fat1 g
Trans Fat0 g
Saturated + Trans5%
Cholesterol25 mg
Sodium600 mg25%
Carbohydrate20 g7%
Fibre2 g8%
Sugar1 g
Protein20 g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C4%

Claims per serving

Low in Saturated Fat Trans Fat Free
Source of Fibre Excellent Source of Protein
Good Source of Iron 

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