Vegetable quinoa salad

    40 min

    Quinoa is tossed with steamed vegetables in a light vinaigrette in this quick and easy recipe for quinoa salad.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1L water
    • 350g quinoa
    • 3 carrots, chopped
    • 165g sweetcorn
    • 150g peas
    • 100g chopped broccoli florets
    • 60ml extra-virgin olive oil
    • 60ml lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring water and quinoa to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
    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 carrots, corn, peas and broccoli to steamer; cover and steam until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
    3. Mix quinoa and vegetable mixture together in a bowl.
    4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, chilli powder and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.

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    I subbed cauliflower for the broccoli. I guess I like "crunch" in a salad, so next time I might add some chopped onion. Thanks for the recipe!  -  04 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this salad. I added multi-colored cauliflower. I ended up quadrupling the chili powder and cayenne just because we like things spicy, but as is, this salad is addictive. It makes a lot, so be ready for leftovers or adjust the amount. Thank you for sharing.  -  01 Dec 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)