Quinoa Bean Salad is the perfect salad to bring to your next picnic or potluck, it is bursting with flavour, colour and nutrients. The quinoa, edamame and pine nuts are packed with protein making it super filling. The fresh veggies add crunchy texture, vibrant colour and phytonutrients. Quinoa Bean Salad makes a fantastic lunch that you can make ahead of time and enjoy throughout the week.

Here is a video that shows you how easy my Quinoa Bean Salad is to make.

If you keep watching to the end to see the funny faces and dance moves I make while I’m waiting for the cameras to be set up.

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Although tomatoes are part of the nightshade family making them not ideal for people with arthritis or inflammation, they still have a tonne of health benefits.

  • Tomatoes are a fantastic source of lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage and cancer
  • Fresh tomatoes have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides
  • Tomatoes support cardiovascular health through their antioxidant support and regulation of fat in the bloodstream
  • Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin C

Check out my Asian Quinoa Salad recipe for the health benefits if quinoa.

Quinoa Bean Salad by @jesselwellness #salad #vegan

Quinoa Bean Salad Recipe

(vegan, gluten free)

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Serving size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup green olives
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup edamame
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 cups organic greens * optional

Dressing

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp tamari

Directions:

  1. Add quinoa and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Once cooked and fluffy remove from the heat to cool.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. Once the quinoa is has cooled, place it in a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  5. Enjoy as is or over organic greens.

 

 

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Quinoa Bean Salad Video
Recipe Type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Author: Jesse Lane Lee, CNP
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 4
Quinoa Bean Salad is the perfect salad to bring to your next picnic or potluck, it is bursting with flavour, colour and nutrients. The quinoa, edamame and pine nuts are packed with protein making it super filling. The fresh veggies add crunchy texture, vibrant colour and phytonutrients. Quinoa Bean Salad makes a fantastic lunch that you can make ahead of time and enjoy throughout the week.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup green olives
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup edamame
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 cups organic greens * optional
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
Instructions
  1. Add quinoa and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Once cooked and fluffy remove from the heat to cool.
  2. Whisk together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, miso paste, honey and tamari and set aside.
  3. Once the quinoa is has cooled, place it in a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  5. Enjoy as is or over organic greens.

Quinoa Bean Salad by @jesselwellness #glutenfree #healthyeats

I would LOVE to hear what you thought of the salad when you try it, please come back and leave a comment below.

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