Recipe: Herby Quinoa

herby quinoa recipe

Tastes of Summer with Sumac flavoured Quinoa

We haven’t had the best of summers in Scotland so cheer up with some colour and some sweet sumac.  This dish works really well with fish, esp salmon as well as lamb burgers (which we will have a recipe for next).

The quinoa makes for a lighter accompaniment than rice.

Recipe: Herby Quinoa


  • 200 g quinoa
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 spring onions trimmed and finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber cut into small dice
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small handful parsley leaves finely chopped
  • 1 small handful coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 small handful of mint leaves finely chopped.
  • 1 tsp ground sumac
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet.
  • Once cooked, drain the quinoa.
  • Add olive oil, lemon juice and zest and stir through.
  • Add the remaining salad ingredients.

herby quinoa recipe

herby quinoa recipe




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. Bobby DoTube

    I love this recipe! healthy and delicious! great pictures by the way

    1. Glasgow Foodie

      thank you! The sun came out for once so some healthy eating 🙂

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