Easy and Fresh Quinoa & Beans Salad

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Fresh, nutritious and filling salad without added oils or sugar.

The quinoa and beans make this salad a satiating meal that is great for dinner and lunch on the go.

It is still a super healthy salad, though, that will keep you healthy and trim.

100% whole natural plant foods, even for the dressing!

Quinoa is a superb source of all essential amino acids (proteins) that the body requires.

A combination of beans and fresh vegetables makes the salad hearty and satiating.

Onion, garlic, and turmeric are practically superfoods, rich in powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients.

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Easy and Fresh Quinoa & Beans Salad | Whole Plant Foods

Yield: 3-4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fresh, nutritious, and filling Quinoa Bean Salad that is super healthy, without added oils or sugar.

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 can (15-ounce) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ⅔ cup (120 g) quinoa
  • ½ cup (65 g) frozen green peas
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ¼ head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped

For the dressing

  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 1½ inch fresh turmeric tuber, pressed or ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (1/2 tsp flaxseed oil optional)
  • 2½ tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa, chopped carrot, and peas in a saucepan add water, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and cool for a while, when ready.
  2. Chop the vegetables and combine all ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl combine all ingredients for the dressing (freshly squeezed lemon juice, pressed garlic, turmeric, salt, ground flaxseed and water). Stir everything well.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss everything well and enjoy.

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¾ view a plate of quinoa bean salad

Easy and Fresh Quinoa & Beans Salad | Whole Plant Foods

Yield: 3-4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fresh, nutritious, and filling Quinoa Bean Salad that is super healthy, without added oils or sugar.

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 can (15-ounce) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ⅔ cup (120 g) quinoa
  • ½ cup (65 g) frozen green peas
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ¼ head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped

For the dressing

  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 1½ inch fresh turmeric tuber, pressed or ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (1/2 tsp flaxseed oil optional)
  • 2½ tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa, chopped carrot, and peas in a saucepan add water, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and cool for a while, when ready.
  2. Chop the vegetables and combine all ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl combine all ingredients for the dressing (freshly squeezed lemon juice, pressed garlic, turmeric, salt, ground flaxseed and water). Stir everything well.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss everything well and enjoy.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

Tag @wellnessdove on Instagram and hashtag it #wellnessdove

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