Salads Made Easy With Quinoa

Salads Made Easy With Quinoa

Energetic, super-healthy quinoa is enormously versatile. Here are some of the best quinoa usages in recipes for salads.  Get nutty-tasting grain, from perfect vegetarian major courses to light and tasty picnic sides.

Lemony Quinoa Salad served with Shaved Vegetables:

Article 2.0Ingredients:

  • 8 large red radishes
  • 1 small black radish
  • 1 medium peeled carrot
  • 1 medium cored fennel bulb
  • quinoa, preferably red, rinsed 1 cup
  • water 2 1/2 cups
  • thinly grated zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • vegetable oil 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Finely slice the radishes, carrot and fennel bulb. Move them into a big bowl of ice water and refrigerate for around 1 hour, until crunchy.
  2. In the meantime, in a saucepan, carry the quinoa and water to a boil. Cover and heat over low heat until the water gets absorbed and the quinoa is soft, 20 minutes. Let it be cooled.
  3. Drain and dry up the vegetables. In a bowl, mix the lemon zest and juice along with the oil. Add the quinoa and mix well, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer it to serving dish and top it with the vegetables.

Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas

Article 2.1Ingredients:

  • sugar snap peas: 1/2 pound
  • quinoa, rinsed and drained: 1 1/2 cups
  • extra-virgin olive oil: 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon
  • white wine vinegar: 3 tablespoons
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • salted roasted pumpkin seeds: 1/2 cup
  • minced chives: 1/2 cup


  1. In a small saucepan, boil water; boil the peas until they become crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain and stretch out on a big plate to cool, and then make them dry. Cut the peas on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a little saucepan, mix the quinoa with 2 cups of water and a boil. Cover till the quinoa is tender. Let it be cooled.
  3. In a bowl, mix the oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Put peas into the quinoa with the pumpkin seeds, chives and dressing; mix. Season with salt and pepper.
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