Superfood salad

    1 hour 20 min

    This superfood salad made with quinoa and steamed sweet potato, beetroot and edamame (soya beans) makes for a light and refreshing weeknight supper for 2.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 120ml water
    • 85g quinoa
    • 1/2 sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 1 fresh beetroot, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 130g edamame (soya beans)
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 1/2 red pepper, diced
    • 140g fresh spinach
    • 1/4 large red onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese, or to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Bring water to the boil in a saucepan. Add quinoa and bring back to the boil. Reduce heat and cover; simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Pour into a sieve; run cold water over quinoa to cool slightly.
    2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to the boil. Add sweet potato and beetroot; cover and steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Add edamame; steam until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool until running water.
    3. Combine tomato, red pepper, spinach, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper in a large bowl. Fold in cooked quinoa, sweet potato, beetroot and edamame beans. Top salad with goat cheese.

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    I was looking for a recipe with edamame when I found this one. I made this salad and served it with scoop chips like a chunky salsa idea. I skipped the starch and went all veggies with some pickled beets and I used an Asian ginger dressing. Everyone loved it. This is my first quinoa salad and it the recipe was a great outline with lots of possibilities. Thank you!  -  22 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)