Recipe: Quinoa and tuna salad

This is a healthy and nutritious quinoa and tuna salad. Quinoa is a delicious and very versatile high protein grain; it adds a healthy crunch to the soft texture of the tuna, which is enhanced with the tang of mustard and the coolness of fresh mint to create a wonderful dish of many textures and varied flavours.

Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 170 grams red quinoa
  • 475 ml water
  • 140 g Elite tuna in sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps dijon mustard
  • 160 g yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 15 g flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 6 g fresh mint, chopped


  1. Place quinoa and 2 cups of water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover and remove from heat.
  2. Drain tuna and place oil in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, ¼ cup water and mustard, whisking to combine.
  3. Add quinoa to oil mixture, tossing to combine.
  4. Stir in onion, celery and bell pepper.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and stir in parsley and mint before serving.

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