Quinoa Salad - Healthy Quinoa

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Jul. 23, 2015

This light and healthy quinoa salad is a high-protein, low-fat meal combining quinoa, roasted and raw vegetables, and a light dressing.


For quinoa:
Quinoa 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) ((red or white))
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
For salad:
Zucchini 1 , diced
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Ear of corn 1 , kernels separated
Green onions 4
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander 1/2 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1/4 Teaspoon ((optional))
Red wine vinegar 4 Teaspoon
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Crushed dried oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Chopped cilantro 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Toasted pecans/Nuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Radishes 4 , thinly sliced
Thinly sliced jalapeno 2



1.Put quinoa in a small sieve and immerse in a bowl with water. Soak for 15 minutes and drain completely.

2.Heat a pot with salt, water, quinoa and cover with a lid. Bring to boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.

3.In a large bowl, combine zucchini, corn kernels, oil, salt, chili powder, coriander, cayenne powder and toss well to coat.

4.Spread over a baking sheet and pop into oven. Broil for 5-10 minutes or until softened.

5.Slice green onions and add back to bowl. Add zucchini mixture, cooked quinoa, vinegar, garlic, oregano, pepper and stir well.

6.Garnish with cilantro, pecans, radishes and jalapenos before serving.


7.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6