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Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon Recipe

Looking for an easy Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon recipe? Learn how to make Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by katreagan

Makes 8 servings



Quinoa, a super food from South America, is packed with protein and fiber. Toasting it gives it a slightly nutty taste, a complement to the walnuts and a foil to the lemony tarragon dressing. Try this salad over greens of any sort: fresh arugula, Boston lettuce leaves or wilted spinach.

Recipe Ingredients for Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups edamame
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup kidney beans
1/4 cup walnuts
1 cup baby spinach

Recipe Directions for Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon

  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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Note: Quinoa is a delicately flavored grain that was a staple in the ancient Incas? diet. It is available in most natural-foods stores and the natural-foods sections of many supermarkets. Toasting the grain before cooking enhances its flavor and rinsing removes any residue of saponin, quinoa?s natural, bitter protective covering.

  5. Cooking Tip: To toast walnuts: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 191.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
382mg
16%
Potassium
831mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
31.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
6.8g
27%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
16.7g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 16% Iron 26%
* 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
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
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