Asian Quinoa Salad

This tangy Asian Quinoa Salad is fresh, delicious and can be thrown together in minutes. The Asian inspired dressing can be made with organic soya sauce, or you can use Tamari to make this a yummy gluten free salad. I love to bring Asian Quinoa Salad to potlucks because you can whip it up in under 30 minutes and it is always a crowd pleaser.

Asian Quinoa Salad by @JesseLWellness #quinoa

Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa was a staple food for the Incas and Aztecs warriors thousands of years ago but it has only recently made a comeback in the health food world. It is a complete protein which means that it contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a great protein source for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa is a concentrated source of dietary iron which is important in energy production, metabolism and oxygen transport. It also contains magnesium (relaxes blood vessels), manganese and copper (protects the body from free radicals and supports bone density) and fibre (reduced LDL, aka ‘bad’ cholesterol). For more quinoa recipes check out my Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and Breakfast Quinoa recipes.

Asian Quinoa Salad by @JesseLWellness #asian

Asian Quinoa Salad Video

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Asian Quinoa Salad

(gluten free, vegan)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time:  15 minutes

Serving size: 4-6 sides

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup organic edamame beans (no pods)
  • 1/8th of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced

Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa as directed on the package.
  2. Steam edamame until soft, as directed on package.
  3. Whisk together all dressing ingredients at the bottom of the salad bowl.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients and toss till mixed. Serve Asian Quinoa Salad warm or chilled.
Quinoa recipes are popping up all over the place from blogs to high-end restaurants. Share your favourite quinoa salad recipe in the comments section.

 

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Asian Quinoa Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 4
 
This tangy Asian Quinoa Salad is fresh, delicious and can be thrown together in minutes. I love to bring Asian Quinoa Salad to potlucks because you can whip it up in under 30 minutes and it is always a crowd pleaser.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup organic edamame beans (no pods)
  • ⅛ of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
  • 3 Tbsp Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa as directed on the package.
  2. Steam edamame until soft, as directed on package.
  3. Whisk together all dressing ingredients at the bottom of the salad bowl.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients and toss till mixed. Serve Asian Quinoa Salad warm or chilled.

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5 Comments

  1. Carla on May 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I have a 9 year old and twin 3 year olds, and they loved it – no leftovers from this one!!!

  2. Candice on May 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hi! Good recipe. I tweaked it a bit to make it more anti-inflamatory. I added a cup of cooked jobs tears, omitted the tomatoes, added grated carrot and grated ginger to the sauce. YUM!

  3. Julia on May 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I make this salad ALL the time to take places (BBQs, lunches, etc) and everyone always asks me for the recipe! I just tell them that my sister (Sarah Bester [Carere]) has a friend with an amazing blog with tons of great recipes!
    I brought this salad with me somewhere again last night (with the addition of some chopped kale) and the rave reviews reminded me that YOU deserve a rave review!
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  4. Sarah @ Kids Heart Real Food on May 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I just made this salad last weekend and it was a hit with my in-laws who “don’t like quinoa”. It’s a great recipe and I will be making it lots this summer. Next on my list of your recipes to try – the Curry Quinoa Salad. Sounds delicious!

  5. Nandini on July 16, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Quinoa is gluten-free. The incorporation of quinoa in regular diet instead of common gluten-free nutritients (potato, corn , rice flour) could increse the nutritional and antioxidant value of the diet.Read More At https://healthbenefitsofall.com/quinoa/

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