Grilled Tofu and Quinoa Salad



Quinoa is a protein-rich grain that can be found in natural-food stores and also now in most supermarkets. It’s gluten free and a great alternative to rice or couscous. Tofu is made from bean curd and is high in protein, making it a great supplement for meat like in this salad.

Tip! Precooked, baked tofu is firmed than water-packed making it a lot easier to work with as it does not fall apart. It can also come in a range of ‘flavours’!




Place the quinoa and 600mls salted boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 mins. Then SIMMER MICROWAVE for 15 mins.


Drain and spread the quinoa on a baking sheet to cool for 10 mins.


Pre-heat the grill on high (1).


Line the baking tin with foil. Grill the tofu for 10-12 mins, turning during cooking.


Meanwhile whisk the lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cooled quinoa, tofu, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley and mint; toss well to combine.


Grilled Tofu and Quinoa Salad

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Adjust Servings:
600ml Boiling Water
1/2 tsp Salt
300g Quinoa
1 Juice of a lemon
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves Minced
1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
250g Firm Tofu Diced
1 Red or Yellow Bell Pepper Diced
8 Cherry tomatoes Halved
1/2 Cucumber Diced
Fresh Parsley
Fresh Mint

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