My go-to recipe for my side for the week! Love it, and it always turns out perfect!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and quinoa to a 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.

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add carrots, corn, peas, and broccoli to steamer; cover, and steam until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Mix quinoa and vegetable mixture together in a bowl.

  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

266.4 calories; 8.1 g protein; 37.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 50.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2019
This was so terribly bland and it made so much. I kept trying to add different things to it later while forcing down the left overs. I did find that chopped avocado did make it much better. I will not be making it again. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2019
This was so terribly bland and it made so much. I kept trying to add different things to it later while forcing down the left overs. I did find that chopped avocado did make it much better. I will not be making it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2019
I cut the recipe in half because it looked like it made way too many servings for me. Followed the directions exactly all good. I saw that one reviewer said it was bland so I added 1/2 tsp of smoked salt. That did the trick. It s perfectly neutral but delicious & filling. I would make this as a side for any meat or fish and would even be a great meatless lunch option. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2016
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2018
It tastes great! I substituted the chili pepper cayenne powder with garlic powder though. Read More