Celery and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has become one of my favorite ingredients. I often just add it to my salad if I want a more filling salad. Whenever I’m clueless about what to take to work for lunch, the celery quinoa salad is my answer. You can put this salad together in less than 10 minutes, it’s filling, nutritious, healthy and delicious.


1 cup quinoa
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
3 table spoon olive oil


Cook the quinoa, let it sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes to cool down. I like this salad cold, so I usually put the quinoa in the freezer for 10 minutes so it cools down even faster.
Slice the celery very thin. Mix together with the quinoa and dill. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, lime juice, salt and pepper and mix well. .  Adding some green onions will also give it a kick and makes it tastier.