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Here's Four And Exciting Ways To Make A Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa Salad 4 Ways

Thai Quinoa SaladServings: 2-4 INGREDIENTSSalad1 cup water1 cup vegetable stock1 cup quinoa2 carrots, shredded1 red bell pepper, diced1 cucumber, quartered1-2 cups shredded red cabbage ½ small red onion, diced½ cup edamameGreen onion, to serveCrushed peanuts, to serveDressing½ cup water1 teaspoon sesame oil1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon ginger, grated2 teaspoons olive oil1 tablespoon honey¼ cup peanut butterPREPARATIONIn a small saucepan bring water and vegetable stock to a boil then add quinoa, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.In a bowl combine quinoa, carrots, red pepper, cucumber, purple cabbage, and edamame.In a small bowl, mix water, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, olive oil, honey, and peanut butter. Drizzle dressing over the quinoa. Top with green onions and crushed peanuts, and enjoy!Inspired by:http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2013/04/crunchy-cashew-thai-quinoa-salad-with-ginger-peanut-dressing/Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa SaladServings: 2-4 INGREDIENTS2 tablespoons olive oil1 pound mushrooms1 tablespoon thyme1 teaspoon salt3 cloves garlic, minced1½ cups vegetable stock 1 cup water1 cup quinoaGrated cheese of choice, to servePREPARATIONIn a medium-sized frying pan combine oil, mushrooms, thyme, and salt, then mix. Allow to cook about 5 minutes then add the garlic, cook for 6-8 more minutes minutes until mushrooms are sufficiently cooked through and beginning to crisp up. Set mushroom mixture aside. Combine vegetable stock and water in pan, bring to a boil, then add quinoa and cover, Simmer for 12-15 minutes, then add mushroom mixture to quinoa.Garnish with grated cheese of your choice and enjoy!Inspired by: http://damndelicious.net/2014/05/02/garlic-mushroom-quinoa/Summer Fruit Quinoa SaladServings: 2-4 INGREDIENTS 1 cup water1½ cups orange juice1 cup quinoaStrawberriesBlueberriesMangoes, cubedBasil, chopped, for garnishDressing½ cup lime juice1 tablespoon honeyPREPARATIONIn a small saucepan bring water and orange juice to a boil then add quinoa, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.In a bowl combine quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, and mangoes.In a small bowl, mix lime juice, and honey. Drizzle dressing over the quinoa. Top with basil, and enjoy!Inspired by: https://therecipecritic.com/2015/06/honey-lime-quinoa-fruit-salad/Southwestern-Style Quinoa SaladServes: 2-4INGREDIENTS2 tablespoons oil3 cloves garlic, minced1 jalepeño, minced15 ounces black beans15 ounces corn3 roma tomatoes, minced1 cup quinoa2 cups vegetable stock1 tablespoon chili powder2 teaspoons cumin1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1 avocado, cubed1 lime, juicedCilantro, to garnishPREPARATIONIn a frying pan, combine oil, garlic, and jalepeño cook for about 2 minutes. Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, quinoa, vegetable stock, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper, then mix and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes.Top mixture with avocado and lime juice.Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!Inspired by: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/23714335514783536/

Thai Quinoa Salad
Servings: 2-4

INGREDIENTS
Salad

1 cup water

1 cup vegetable stock

1 cup quinoa

2 carrots, shredded

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 cucumber, quartered

1-2 cups shredded red cabbage

½ small red onion, diced

½ cup edamame

Green onion, to serve

Crushed peanuts, to serve

Dressing

½ cup water

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon ginger, grated

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

¼ cup peanut butter

PREPARATION
In a small saucepan bring water and vegetable stock to a boil then add quinoa, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.

In a bowl combine quinoa, carrots, red pepper, cucumber, purple cabbage, and edamame.

In a small bowl, mix water, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, olive oil, honey, and peanut butter. Drizzle dressing over the quinoa.

Top with green onions and crushed peanuts, and enjoy!

Inspired by:

http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2013/04/crunchy-cashew-thai-quinoa-salad-with-ginger-peanut-dressing/

Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa Salad
Servings: 2-4

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound mushrooms

1 tablespoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

3 cloves garlic, minced

1½ cups vegetable stock

1 cup water

1 cup quinoa

Grated cheese of choice, to serve

PREPARATION
In a medium-sized frying pan combine oil, mushrooms, thyme, and salt, then mix. Allow to cook about 5 minutes then add the garlic, cook for 6-8 more minutes minutes until mushrooms are sufficiently cooked through and beginning to crisp up. Set mushroom mixture aside.

Combine vegetable stock and water in pan, bring to a boil, then add quinoa and cover, Simmer for 12-15 minutes, then add mushroom mixture to quinoa.

Garnish with grated cheese of your choice and enjoy!

Inspired by: http://damndelicious.net/2014/05/02/garlic-mushroom-quinoa/

Summer Fruit Quinoa Salad
Servings: 2-4

INGREDIENTS
1 cup water

1½ cups orange juice

1 cup quinoa

Strawberries

Blueberries

Mangoes, cubed

Basil, chopped, for garnish

Dressing

½ cup lime juice

1 tablespoon honey

PREPARATION

In a small saucepan bring water and orange juice to a boil then add quinoa, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.

In a bowl combine quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, and mangoes.

In a small bowl, mix lime juice, and honey. Drizzle dressing over the quinoa.

Top with basil, and enjoy!

Inspired by: https://therecipecritic.com/2015/06/honey-lime-quinoa-fruit-salad/

Southwestern-Style Quinoa Salad
Serves: 2-4

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalepeño, minced

15 ounces black beans

15 ounces corn

3 roma tomatoes, minced

1 cup quinoa

2 cups vegetable stock

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 avocado, cubed

1 lime, juiced

Cilantro, to garnish

PREPARATION

In a frying pan, combine oil, garlic, and jalepeño cook for about 2 minutes.

Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, quinoa, vegetable stock, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper, then mix and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes.

Top mixture with avocado and lime juice.

Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

Inspired by: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/23714335514783536/

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