quinoa salad with tahini


Healthy and delicious, this quinoa salad was a hit with my family. What a great way to add some vegetables and healthy grains to your diet without going overboard on Points! And the divine tahini dressing is the perfect way to bring all the wonderful flavors and textures of this salad together.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 249 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 small red onion (diced)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook quinoa according package directions. Transfer to a medium sized bowl, an set aside.
  2. Make tahini dressing by whisking together the tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Add water as needed to thin out the dressing to desired consistency.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to quinoa, and then stir in the tahini dressing. Toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve warm or chilled.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving size is about 1/2 cup

Each serving = 6 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.8g 21%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 27.6g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 6.8g 14%
Calcium 5%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.