Other

Garden-Fresh Lemon Quinoa Salad

Garden-Fresh Lemon Quinoa Salad


We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

A super salad with a fabulous combination of flavor and textures!MORE+LESS-

Updated September 18, 2017

3

cups cooked quinoa (a little less than 1 cup uncooked—be sure to thoroughly rinse and drain the quinoa before cooking or it will taste very bitter)

1

can (14 oz.) white beans, drained and rinsed

1/2

cup diced cucumber, seeds removed

1/2

cup diced red bell pepper

2

tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2

tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

For the Lemon Vinaigrette:

1/4

cup extra virgin olive oil

2

tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2

tablespoons white wine vinegar

1

teaspoon fresh lemon zest

1

clove garlic, finely minced

1/4

teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Hide Images

  • 1

    Combine ingredients in a large salad bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss, or allow each person to add their own dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1330mg
55%
Potassium
780mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
8g
34%
Sugars
6g
Protein
13g
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:

1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;

Carbohydrate Choice

3 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • We’ve all heard it before: Quinoa is crazy healthy.Still, here’s the thing. As inanely healthy as quinoa is, it’s not my favorite thing to eat. There, I said it. Try not to be mortally offended. And give me a chance to finish!That said… there are ways of preparing quinoa that not only make eating it tolerable, but actually enjoyable.This Garden-Fresh Lemon Quinoa Salad is a great example. It has a lot of great textures happening with the chewy quinoa, crunchy vegetables and soft white beans. Laced with the tangy flavor of lemon in an olive oil and garlic vinaigrette, this is not only an insanely healthy salad, it’s really yummy!Serve for lunch, as a light dinner with some crusty bread or a leafy green salad, or as a side dish for a larger meal.

Lemony Kale and Quinoa Salad

Especially when making a salad. It makes this veg so much easier to chew and digest.

The beauty of this kale and quinoa salad is that it will absorb the flavor of the lemon vinaigrette over time, tasting even better the next day!


The Best Quinoa Salad

Three reasons to love this recipe:

  1. This quinoa salad recipe is also very easy to toss together, especially if you use leftover quinoa (see recipe note). The recipe uses my preferred quinoa cooking method, which yields fluffy quinoa every time.
  2. This salad packs great for lunch, picnics, road trips and plane rides.
  3. Bring this allergy-friendly salad along to your next potluck—it’s vegan/dairy free, gluten free, and nut free, for all to enjoy.

This recipe doesn’t taste “basic,” but it has a lot of merits that make it a staple recipe in my kitchen. I hope it becomes your go-to quinoa salad recipe, too! Please let me know how it turns out for you in the comments.

Watch How to Make Quinoa Salad

My summer has been punctuated by fun, casual get-togethers with friends. Spontaneous afternoons at the pool, walks around the park, and potlucks—yes to all of the above. It’s nice to have supplies at the ready. My pool bag is packed with magazines and sunscreen, and my fridge is stocked with quinoa salad and Bota Box Wine (thank you, Bota Box!).

The “Bota Mini” size is super portable and easy to grab for an evening picnic at the park. The small boxes are convenient because you don’t have to remember to bring a bottle opener, and the empty boxes are lightweight and recyclable. Each 500 mL mini contains three glasses of wine, or just over half of a standard wine bottle. I recommend pairing their light, crisp Sauvignon blanc with this refreshing summer salad.

Please let me know how this recipe turns out for you in the comments! I love hearing from you and hope this quinoa salad becomes your favorite, too.

Craving more fresh and delicious salads? Here are a few more:


Recipe Summary

  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • sea salt to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Toast the pine nuts briefly in a dry skillet over medium heat. This will take about 5 minutes, and stir constantly as they will burn easily. Set aside to cool.

In a saucepan, combine the quinoa, water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly, then fluff with a fork.

Transfer the quinoa to a serving bowl and stir in the pine nuts, lemon juice, celery, onion, cayenne pepper, cumin and parsley. Adjust salt and pepper if needed before serving.


Planning a dinner party and need some inspiration?

How about looking for a new slow cooker dinner idea?

We’ve got you covered in our ever-growing Facebook group! If you’re not a member yet, why not?!

We’re chatting cooking techniques, dessert ideas, and everything in between. If you’re already a member, invite your friends to join us too!



Comments:

  1. Tadleigh

    Om-Nom-nom

  2. Lonell

    I think you are wrong. I offer to discuss it.

  3. Teague

    Certainly. And I have faced it. We can communicate on this theme.

  4. Merg

    I protest against it.

  5. Byrtel

    We will collect for you on the Internet a database of potential customers

  6. Mooguzragore

    I will be guided when choosing only to my taste. There will be no other criteria for the music uploaded here. Something in my opinion is more suitable for morning listening. Something - for the evening.

  7. Juliano

    I recommend that you visit the site with a huge number of articles on the topic that interests you.

  8. Gojas

    I consider, that you are mistaken. I can defend the position. Write to me in PM.



Write a message