Autumn Quinoa Salad

Autumn Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad recipe would be the perfect match for your roasted vegetables or any grilled protein you love. Serve it warm or cold, the richness of its flavor remains the same.

Autumn Quinoa Salad

Preparation Times:

  • Prep Time: 5:00:00
  • Cook Time: 15:00:00
  • Total Time: 20:00:00

Autumn Quinoa Salad

Equipment:

  • Saucepan
  • Large Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Boil 3 cups of water in saucepan. Add the quinoa and salt
  2. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until water is absorbed
  3. After the quinoa is cooked, transfer into a large bowl
  4. Toss in all the other ingredients and mix well, season with salt and paper
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Overview

Either you’re a big fan of quinoa or just starting to discover that it’s a great cereal/grain substitute, you should know that quinoa is a complete protein. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids – these are the amino acids that our bodies cannot produce and, therefore, need to consume. This makes quinoa a great dietary choice for vegetarians and vegans. [1]

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[1] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274745.php