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Asian Quinoa Salad
and cucumbers / clementines / edamame

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Smarts: We love hearty quinoa here, but feel free to use any grain you prefer.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Asian Quinoa Salad:
  • Quinoa - 3/4 cup
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, chopped
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, chopped
  • Lettuce, romaine - 8 oz, chopped
  • Clementines - 4, segments (sub canned mandarin oranges, drained and rinsed)
  • Edamame, shelled - 1 cup
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Cashews - 2 oz
Asian Vinaigrette:
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Cook quinoa - Combine quinoa and stock in a saucepan. Add in some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, toasted sesame oil, and cooking oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cucumbers / Bell peppers - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Clementines / Edamame - Prep as directed. If using frozen edamame, defrost. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Avocados / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. If quinoa was made ahead and you’d like it warm, reheat in the microwave.
  2. Toss vinaigrette with cucumbers, bell peppers, romaine, cilantro, clementines, edamame, and avocados. Top with quinoa and cashews. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (22)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (7)

19 reviews

Great salad with fun mix of flavors and textures. So easy with the chicken ready to go and good for lunch the next day too.

By: Christy
Posted: Jul 02, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is my new favorite salad! Love the combo of flavors and textures, and the very tasty dressing. Plus super quick and easy

By: Lisa
Posted: Jun 03, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This comes together so quickly and is very tasty, so a great option for a weeknight meal.

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 08, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very tasty, healthy salad! Quick to throw together on a weeknight, when chicken is already made.

By: Kristen
Posted: Oct 01, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I added some fried wonton strips that were in my fridge and needed to be used up. Great addition! Will definitely do that again if I make it again.

By: Nichole
Posted: Sep 04, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was very quick and easy, felt super healthy, and everyone enjoyed it! We would definitely make it again.

By: Jessica
Posted: Sep 01, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful