Smoked tofu and quinoa salad

A healthy vegan recipe. This grain is packed with all the essential amino acids your body needs. Quinoa will increase by 3 to 4 times in volume and when cooked has a light fluffy texture.
Ready in 20 minutes Serves 2


  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, chopped
  • 200g smoked tofu
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground coriander seed
  • ¼ tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • zest and juice of a ½ a lemon
  • handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin rapeseed oil (optional)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Rinse the quinoa well using a sieve.
  2. Place in a pan with a cup of water, bring to the boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes until cooked.
  3. Remove from heat, and leave to absorb remaining water.
  4. Roughly chop the onions, pepper and tofu.
  5. Add this to the quinoa and mix with a fork.
  6. Chop the parsley and add this to the quinoa mixture along with the lemon zest and juice.
  7. Add the oil, if using, and season well.

Try replacing the lemon and parsley with lime and coriander leaves. A pinch of crushed dried chillies could be added.

Try pan roasting the vegetables and serving this dish warm.

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