Quinoa Salad Recipe with Radish: Easy On-the-Go Lunch Recipe

Looking for a delicious salad recipe that is perfect for a healthy lunch or appetizer? Try out our Quinoa salad recipe with radish! The nutty goodness of the Quinoa mixed with the crunch of the radish makes it the perfect on-the-go lunch or ideal start to a delicious meal. We’ve shared some affiliate links to help you shop for ingredients.


The first time I tried Quinoa was a few months ago with the Quinoa salad, asparagus and goat cheese! My husband and I loved it! We found it was a great lunch recipe: quick and easy! It’s filling. The kids didn’t enjoy it much because they don’t like goat cheese! They liked the quinoa though! So I started looking for a new spin to this salad. After all I had a half bag of quinoa that I needed to use. I don’t like wasting food! I stumbled on this new easy healthy recipe: quinoa salad with radish! I got from a special magazine: La Boite a lunch (or lunch box). It’s a Quebec published magazine where they feature easy healthy lunch recipes! Besides it was on sale for .99C . A bargain!

The original recipe called for lots of ingredients! Do you know that I have a rule: if a recipe calls for more than 6 or 7  ingredients: either I don’t cook it or I put my spin on it! I usually put my spin on it!

Adapted Quinoa salad recipe with radish



  • 2 cups of cooked Quinoa
  • 1 shredded onion
  • 4 radish diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil

The original recipe also called for:

  • ½ cup of diced cheese
  • 2 shredded carrots
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup of zucchini

How to prepare this delicious salad recipe

  • Cook the Quinoa as per the directions
  • During the last few minutes, add onions
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large salad bowl, add quinoa, onions
  • Add the rest of the ingredients
  • Season with olive oil and lemon juice

Verdict: perfect recipe for your lunch boxes! The kids enjoyed it more this time! It can be saved few days in the fridge. You can even separate it in small lunch box container so you grab it in the morning on your way out!

Do you have a favorite Quinoa salad recipe? We’d love to hear about it! Or perhaps another way to prepare this unique, delicious grain?





53 thoughts on “Quinoa Salad Recipe with Radish: Easy On-the-Go Lunch Recipe”

  1. Darlene Schuller

    I’ve never tried Quinoa, but this salad looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing with us, I’ll have to look for Quinoa when i’m out again!

  2. I have been wanting to try Quinoa, but haven’t really seen any recipes to make it. Thanks for the post and great recipe.

  3. I have been thinking of trying quinoa as a substitute for rice or pasta in my homemade soups (beef barley or chicken soup). Your salad sounds yummy except I don’t like goat cheese. I’m thinking of trying it with mozzarella cheese.

  4. Cheryl Rahkonen

    I am not a big fan of quinoa but I am always looking for new recipes that use quinoa. I think I might like the salad and I am going to try it.

  5. I was just talking about quinoa last night. On my own for 7 days and I will try this. I also have to do GF free for events and I would love to try this in a lettuce wrap.

  6. Leigh-Ann Murphy

    I am personally not a huge quinoa fan but I do make small amounts of it (lol) for my boyfriend because he loves it. I will give this recipe a try!

  7. I wish I liked quinoa but it grosses me out so I think I’ll try this recipe but with couscous instead!

  8. Yummm! I love quinoa. I’m not a fan of radishes, but I think it would still taste great without. I think I will try it!

  9. I’m always looking for a good quinoa recipe. The radishes just may provide that contrast in taste that could prove very tasty! But I’ll have to try it out just to make sure!

  10. I love quinoa as well as radishes so this sounds like the perfect salad for me! Can’t wait to try it!

  11. I have never tired Quinoa before. I am not sure if I would like the texture but would try it non the less to atleast say I have. Thanks for sharing

  12. We are just getting into quinoa here and it’s delicious! I grow a lot of radish’s in the spring so I have to save this to pinterest so I do not forget to try this!

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