Lemon Zinger Quinoa Salad

Lemon Zinger Quinoa Salad

Total time :
40 mins
Prep Time :
15 mins
Cook Time :
25 mins


Tea is not just for drinking – cook quinoa in tea for this delicious, healthful lunch. 

  • 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 bags Celestial Seasonings® Lemon Zinger Tea
  • 1 large or 2 small cooked beets, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) finely chopped fresh chives


 Lemon Zinger Dressing:


1. Bring 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) salted water to boil in saucepan; stir in quinoa and tea bags; return to boil.

2. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until no liquid remains. 

3. Remove tea bags and transfer quinoa to serving bowl.


Lemon Zinger Dressing: 

4. Meanwhile, steep Lemon Zinger tea bags in 1/2 cup (125 mL) boiling water for 5 minutes; remove tea bags.

5. Whisk together tea, olive oil, vinegar, chives, salt and pepper.


6. Toss quinoa with beets and dressing. 

7. Sprinkle with goat cheese and chives before serving.