Creamy Quinoa Salad

Part of our mission is to show that making healthy choices doesn't have to mean depriving yourself. So every once in a while, we'll share our favorite recipes as inspiration. This simple salad will be the hit of any potluck. And no one will suspect how freaking healthy it is.



  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups cooked garbanzo beans (or 1 can)
  • 2 small Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped

Lemon Pepper Cashew Cream

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Generous freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Dash of onion powder
  • Dash of garlic powder


  1. Blend all ingredients of cashew cream in high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Combine salad ingredients and mix.
  3. Top with cashew cream sauce. 

Makes 2 large servings