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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 tonyasweeten

Makes 4 servings



warm quinoa salad with edamame, red peppers and walnuts

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa salad

1 cup quinoa, (see Note)
2 cups vegetable broth
10 ounces edamame
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ounces roasted red peppers, (3 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, preferably toasted (see Cooking Tip)

Recipe Directions for Quinoa salad

  1. Preparation

  2. 1. 1.Toast quinoa in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it becomes aromatic and begins to crackle, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly.

  3. 2. Meanwhile, bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the quinoa and return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook gently for 8 minutes. Remove the lid and, without disturbing the quinoa, add edamame. Cover and continue to cook until the edamame and quinoa are tender, 7 to 8 minutes longer. Drain any remaining water, if necessary.

  4. 3. Whisk lemon zest and juice, oil, tarragon and salt in a large bowl. Add peppers and the quinoa mixture. Toss to combine. Divide among 4 plates and top with walnuts.

Categories

Main Dish, Central/South American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 281.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
399
Calories from Fat
176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.6g
30%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
737mg
31%
Potassium
899mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
39.1g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6.9g
28%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
20.0g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 104%
Calcium 18% 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin C
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