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a bowl filled with a delicious quinoa salad loaded with fresh ingredients and garnished with parsley and lemon wedges
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Quinoa Salad

This Quinoa Salad is a gorgeous salad full of bright ingredients that's so delicious and healthy for you. With layers upon layers of fresh flavor, this good-for-you salad will leave you craving more. Simply Delish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 524kcal

Ingredients

For salad

  • 1/2 cup quinoa dry
  • 1 cup water to cook quinoa
  • 1 large mango chopped in small pieces
  • 1/4 small red onion chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 3/4 cup almond slices or slivers, toasted if preferred
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup edamame shelled, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, or parsley if you don't like cilantro

For dressing

  • 4 tbsp lime juice from 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Let cool.
  • Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl toss all the salad ingredients together including the cooled quinoa and add the dressing. Toss it well and serve cold.

Notes

  1. Unlike salads that are made with lettuce, spinach, kale, etc., there is nothing in this recipe that will wilt. It'll stay fresh for 3-4 days refrigerated. Transfer leftovers to an airtight container before storing in the fridge.
  2. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg