Sweet And Savory Quinoa Salad Recipes

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SWEET AND SAVORY QUINOA SALAD



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Make and share this Sweet and Savory Quinoa Salad recipe from Food.com.

Provided by DailyInspiration

Categories     Grains

Time 35m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

2 cups water
1 cup organic quinoa, uncooked
1/3 cup scallion, chopped (light green and dark green)
1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (or more to suit your taste)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (or more to suit your taste)
1 cup corn (fresh or frozen, cooked until tender in salted water)
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette (creamy style preferred)

Steps:

  • Wash quinoa thoroughly under cool running water using a sieve. Combine 2 cups water, quinoa and bring to a boil. Cook according to package instructions or approximately 20 minutes (covered). Cook corn in salted water until tender; then drain well.
  • Place quinoa in a bowl and allow it to come to room temperature along with the drained corn.
  • Meanwhile, chop scallions and parsley - add to quinoa once it has cooled. Add feta cheese and dried cranberries. Mix well. Add balsamic vinaigrette - mix well. Add additional dressing if needed. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Allow salad to sit for at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Serve at room temperature and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 251.9, Fat 7.2, SaturatedFat 3.2, Cholesterol 16.7, Sodium 219.7, Carbohydrate 38.3, Fiber 4.8, Sugar 3.2, Protein 10.3

SIMPLE, SAVORY QUINOA



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Make and share this Simple, Savory Quinoa recipe from Food.com.

Provided by CaliforniaJan

Categories     Grains

Time 30m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 dashes fresh lemon juice

Steps:

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the quinoa, garlic and onion, and cook, stirring occasionally until the quinoa is lightly browned.This takes about 5 minutes. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  • In a bowl toss the quinoa mixture together with the parsley, thyme, and salt. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve.

COLORFUL QUINOA SALAD



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My youngest daughter recently learned she has to avoid gluten, dairy and eggs, which gave me a new challenge in the kitchen. I put this quinoa salad together as a side we could all share. We love it for leftovers, too. -Catherine Turnbull, Burlington, Ontario

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch     Side Dishes

Time 30m

Yield 8 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 cups water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups fresh baby spinach, thinly sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 medium sweet orange pepper, chopped
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
DRESSING:
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps:

  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely., Stir spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers and green onions into quinoa. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until blended. Drizzle over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 143 calories, Fat 5g fat (1g saturated fat), Cholesterol 0 cholesterol, Sodium 88mg sodium, Carbohydrate 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges

SOUTHWESTERN-STYLE QUINOA SALAD RECIPE BY TASTY



Southwestern-style Quinoa Salad Recipe by Tasty image

Here's what you need: vegetable oil, garlic, jalapeño, black beans, corn, roma tomatoes, quinoa, vegetable stock, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, avocado, lime, fresh cilantro

Provided by Merle O'Neal

Categories     Lunch

Yield 2 servings

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, minced
15 oz black beans
15 oz corn
3 roma tomatoes, diced
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 avocado, cubed
1 lime, juiced
fresh cilantro, to garnish

Steps:

  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook for about 2 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, quinoa, vegetable stock, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir, then cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  • Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and top with the avocado, lime juice, and cilantro.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 1804 calories, Carbohydrate 204 grams, Fat 96 grams, Fiber 35 grams, Protein 35 grams, Sugar 31 grams

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Top Asked Questions

How do you make quinoa salad?
While quinoa is cooking, prepare and mix all the ingredients of the salad in a large mixing bowl. In a food processor or blender, purée all the dressing ingredients until smooth. Combine salad fixings with quinoa and pour dressing over top. Stir to combine.
What does quinoa salad taste like?
This healthy Southwestern Quinoa Salad has a great combination of textures, as well as sweet and salty flavours. It can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to another dish, like this Pan Fried Rainbow Trout or on its own as a main for lunch.
How do you cook quinoa and cilantro together?
Wash the cilantro thoroughly and chop it. Combine the juice of 1 lime, 1/2 a lemon, the olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper, set aside. Once the quinoa has cooled, combine it with the black beans, corn kernels, diced red pepper, jalapeno, red onion, feta cheese and cilantro.
Can you cook quinoa ahead of time?
You can cook quinoa ahead of time if you’d rather use it cold. While quinoa is cooking, prepare and mix all the ingredients of the salad in a large mixing bowl. In a food processor or blender, purée all the dressing ingredients until smooth. Combine salad fixings with quinoa and pour dressing over top.

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