Quinoa and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Quinoa and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Quinoa and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

A great healthy salad for all the family featuring quinoa and sugar snap peas.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
15 minutes

4 people


  • 150g quinoa, rinsed in cold water and drained
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive or rapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 175g sugar snap peas, blanched in hot water for 1 minute
  • 50g toasted pumpkin seeds


  1. Place the quinoa in a large pan with 850ml/1½pints cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until tender.  Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together the oil, vinegar, seasoning and herbs.
  3. Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and fluff up with a fork. Stir in the peas, pumpkin seeds and dressing then serve.


If quinoa is not available, substitute with cooked long grained rice or bulgur wheat.