Warm Quinoa and Tuna Salad

6 Feb

This dish was a bit of a risk, but I have so many cans of tuna that I wanted to find a new way to use them. I have also just recently discovered Quinoa, so I am experimenting with different combinations and recipe ideas. I think this is a delicious and really easy to make lunch or dinner.

Warm Quinoa and Tuna Salad

Serves: 4
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 ts cayenne powder
1 ts paprika
1 TB lemon juice
salt and black pepper to taste
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained


1. Mix the quinoa and water together in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover; cook in the microwave on High for 9 minutes (until water is completely absorbed).
2. While quinoa is cooking, mix celery, onion, mayo, cayenne, paprika, lemon juice, salt and pepper together. Fold in tuna.
3. When quinoa is cooked, add to large bowl and mix together. You are ready to eat!

One Response to “Warm Quinoa and Tuna Salad”


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