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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

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Quinoa Salad With Snap Peas Radishes and Carrots
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

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:

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Sodium: 567mg, Potassium: 540mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 3105IU, Vitamin C: 33.7mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: salads
Cuisine: Asian
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55 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. I’m loving the flavours here – radish is such a delicious addition! Gorgeous photographs too. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. I love all your quinoa recipes! This salad looks amazing…but I am especially excited about that peanut dressing! It sounds SOOO good!!

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. Love recipes with quinoa and love how simple yet colorful and flavorful this salad is.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. What a gorgeous looking spring salad. Bowl looks colorful and healthy too! Love all the veggies! 🙂