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!
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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Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots
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
For the salad:
Fill a large bowl with cold water and set a side.
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.
In a deep bowl, arrange quinoa, snap peas, carrots, radishes, cucumber and scallions. Top with chopped peanuts.
For the dressing:
In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Pour over salad.
I’ve definitely been missing your quinoa recipes, so I’m glad you’re back at it! This colorful dish sounds amazing! I love that you added radishes and peas in here. Such a great combination, Mira!
Thanks so much Gayle!
This is such a pretty salad Mira. I have a huge bag of sugar snap peas that my husband bought at Costco, and I have radishes! I might have to make this for lunch today. 🙂 Your dressing sounds so incredibly flavorful and delicious.
I knew you were gonna like it Linda! Thanks!
This salad looks like springtime! I have to try more quinoa recipes…I think I will start with this one, just to encourage spring to keep on coming. 🙂
I’m loving how colorful this salad is Mira! You always have the best quinoa recipes! And that ginger-y dressing sounds delicious!
Love all the colors… so springs!!! Pinned =)
Thanks for pinning Oriana!
So yummy and fresh!! Thanks for sharing! – www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Such a gorgeous spring salad Mira. Love all the colorful veggies and quinoa makes it filling too. I usually look for filling salads as I never tend to feel full with salads with just veggies hehe! This is right up my alley!
I love all your quinoa recipes Mira and this one is no different! So colorful and I obviously LOVE my veggies! 🙂
Love how bright and fresh this is, Mira! I can’t get enough quinoa, lately, and I always look forward to what you’re dishing up!!
What a gorgeous and fresh salad! That dressing sounds so delicious, love this Mira!
Yum! This salad looks so fresh and colorful! I’ve been thinking that I’ve been slacking on the quinoa salad recipes too lately! This looks like the perfect lunch 🙂
What a bright, beautiful salad! It’s spring in a bowl and looks so delicious. Pinned!
Such a beautiful, fresh spring salad! Love the radishes, I don’t eat those enough! One of those things I love but never buy!
You should get some Stacey 🙂 They taste best in the spring and summer 🙂
Mira, salad looks so fresh and colorful! love the use of quinoa and radish. When in season, radish can be so sweet and yummy! I bet peanut dressing makes it even better. pinned!
Thanks my friend!
Quinoa is my favorite thing to add to a salad. It adds so much bulk and goodness that I feel like I’ve had a main course.
You had me at peanut dressing!! I’m such a sucker for that stuff.
Mira, hahah .. I was missing the quinoa recipes from your blog this week!!!! 😛 OK, I LOVE this Asian style salad with sugar snap peas!!!!! love!!! and that dressing!! can’t wait to try this!!! TGIF!
I always love your salad bowls – so pretty and colorful! Great dressing too, I really like the Asian flavors.
I have been making large batches of quinoa for my easy lunches and been getting bored, so thank you for another amazing recipe. I’ve already made your chickpea and kale quinoa, I added curry powder and loved it.
Such a pretty salad! I can’t wait to plant some radishes in my garden
This quinoa salad is gorgeous! The colours are so vibrant and beautiful! Bookmarking to try! 😀
WOW! This looks so pretty! Seriously I need this in my life!! DEF want to make this yummy, HEALTHY salad! Thanks girl!!
I am loving all these crunchy, fresh vegetables in this bowl! And – ooh that peanut-ginger-honey dressing is the perfect pairing!
This salad looks so fresh and bright! I love love love adding quinoa to salad…or adding quinoa to everything. I just love quinoa :).
I also love snap peas and rarely eat them… That has to change now! This salad looks delicious and my perfect excuse to eat more snap peas!
always appreciate a fresh and brightly vibrant salad with a flavorful and simple dressing. Awesome!
All your quinoa dishes are amazing! Love all these bright and colorful veggies in here! It looks so fresh and beautiful!
Ooo that salad looks SO perfect for Spring time! So many vibrant, beautiful colors, and not to mention amazing ingredients! Pinned 🙂
You seriously post the best quinoa recipes, Mira. And this is no exception!! Yum!
Woot! Woot! The Quinoa is back. Happy, happy dance (yes, I have a slight addiction to quinoa and other ancient grains). What a beautiful dish. It puts me in that spring-time state of mind. And that peanut dressing. I bet it is amazing.
I’m loving the flavours here – radish is such a delicious addition! Gorgeous photographs too. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Your pictures are so beautiful, just had to pin this recipe 5 times! Looks delicious and like springtime! I’m going to make that dressing. Love salad dressing with fresh ginger 🙂
I love all your quinoa recipes! This salad looks amazing…but I am especially excited about that peanut dressing! It sounds SOOO good!!
Yes, I can definitely ‘see’ this on my Easter table, Mira!
It’s soooo pretty, and I love love love the sound of that peanut sauce. 🙂
Love recipes with quinoa and love how simple yet colorful and flavorful this salad is.
I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes 🙂
What a gorgeous looking spring salad. Bowl looks colorful and healthy too! Love all the veggies! 🙂
This is so bright and delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Thanks for the link party Carly!!!