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Healthy Quinoa Salad

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"My go-to recipe for my side for the week! Love it, and it always turns out perfect!"
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40 m servings 266
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix quinoa and vegetable mixture together in a bowl.
  4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 266 calories; 9.9 37.6 8.1 0 50 Full nutrition

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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!

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 ...

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. ...

It tastes great! I substituted the chili pepper cayenne powder with garlic powder though.

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, s...