Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots

This Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots with peanut dressing is light, clean and delicious!

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Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots

 

Have you been missing my quinoa recipes lately? I know, I did not post any last week 🙂

But quinoa is back on my blog.

I actually wanted to make an Asian style salad with sugar snap peas and radishes, but then I decided to make it more filling and added some cooked quinoa. This salad is perfect for lunch or a side dish.

I love snap peas, but rarely eat them, don’t ask me why…

I usually sauté them or just blanch them and add them to dishes. They are of course low fat, so you can have as much as you like.

I like to add radishes to salads, especially in spring/early summer, when they grow locally.

But did you know that besides their zing and crunchy texture, they are good for you? They are low in calories, rich in vitamin C and fiber. They help to relieve bloating and also help keep you hydrated.

I’ve made this salad a few times and, while I’ve included a recipe for a peanut dressing, it does taste great if only seasoned with salt, oil and vinegar. Feel free to use a dressing of your choice.

The peanut dressing I’m sharing with you today is light and flavorful and goes great with the salad.

I also thought that this salad will be a great addition to your Easter table!

Hope you enjoy it!

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Snap Peas Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots

 

Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots
Author: Lyubomira from CookingLSL
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Serves: 4
Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots
Ingredients
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 medium English cucumber
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas (1/2 – 3/4 pound)
  • 1 large carrot, cut into juliennes
  • 1/4 chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
Instructions
For the salad:
  1. Fill a large bowl with cold water and set a side.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add snap peas and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to the bowl with ice cold water.
  3. In a deep bowl, arrange quinoa, snap peas, carrots, radishes, cucumber and scallions. Top with chopped peanuts.
For the dressing:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Pour over salad.

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