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Quinoa Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa salad recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by stac_e

Makes 6 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa salad

2 cups quinoa, rinsed well
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
3 large potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 large yellow onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup toasted nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, etc)
2 cups asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch segments

Recipe Directions for Quinoa salad

  1. Bring the quinoa, water and salt to a boil in a large thick-bottomed pot. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa opens up revealing a little spiral and is soft and pleasant to chew. If there is any remaining liquid at this point, drain it off and set the quinoa aside.

  2. Warm a splash of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, then add the potatoes and a couple pinches of salt. Toss to coat the potatoes and cover for a few minutes to allow the insides of the potatoes to sweat and cook. Uncover, toss again, then cook a few minutes longer (uncovered) until the potatoes start to get some color. Continue tossing every few minutes to get more color and crispness. When they are cooked through and pleasantly crunchy, season to taste with salt and scoop out onto a plate. Set aside.

  3. In the same skillet (no need to clean) warm another splash of oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes or until they soften up a bit.

  4. Toss the quinoa with a splash of olive oil (I had leftover citrus parmesan dressing, so I used that). Serve each bowl of quinoa topped with potatoes, onions, nuts and asparagus. Alternately, you can toss everything together in one big bowl and serve it up family-style.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 493.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
498
Calories from Fat
146
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.2g
25%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
561mg
23%
Potassium
1337mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates
75.4g
25%
Dietary Fiber
11.8g
47%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
16.3g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 8% Iron 30%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in vitamin C
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