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10-Minute Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, vegan meal that comes together in under 10 minutes!

Fast and easy. That’s how we like it around here, right?

Judging from your response to my 10-minute quinoa fried rice recipe, I’ve realized we have yet another thing in common: the desire to have a tasty, healthy meal ready for us as quickly as humanly possible. Just another reason why we’re friends.

So I’m bringing back the 10-minute goodness, and today it’s comin’ at ya in the form of a dreamy moroccan quinoa salad. 

Moroccan Quinoa Salad with a Spicy Turmeric-Tahini Dressing

We’re starting with a base of fresh spinach, then adding julienned carrots, chopped carrots, raw cashews, thinly sliced green onions, chickpeas and quinoa of course. It’s a glorious combination of crunch, sweetness and fill-you-up protein.

But quite honestly, it’s the dressing that makes this salad so sensational.

Vegan Moroccan Quinoa Salad with chickpeas + a spicy tahini dressing [gluten-free]

When it comes to dressings, I’m all about creamy. The creamier the better in fact. So typically, that means I like my dressing to have a base of either cashews or tahini. Tahini is my go-to since I love love LOVE the flavor, and I find it pairs nicely with more eclectic and international flavors. <– my fave

This dressing is a simple blend of tahini, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar with a bunch of fun spices added in: coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. The flavor profile is pretty complex, with a lightness from the coriander and cumin, a soothing quality from the turmeric, warmth from the cinnamon and heat from the cayenne. All combined together and they're turned into one kick ass dressing.

I’m totally keeping a bottle of this in my fridge to put on EVERYTHING.

Easy Moroccan Quinoa Salad - made with a spicy tahini dressing and all comes together in under 10 minutes! [gluten-free + vegan]

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10-Minute Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad

A dreamy moroccan quinoa salad that only takes 10 minutes to make!

Course Salad
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword 10 minute meal, moroccan salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 large or 4 small servings
Calories 621 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

for the salad:

for the dressing

Instructions

  1. Add the spinach to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Prepare your other ingredients, starting with the carrots. Using a mandolin slicer, julienne peeler or a box grater to get long strips (about 1" long). Add these to the bowl.
  3. Next, pit and chop the medjool dates into quarters (or a little smaller) and add them to the bowl.
  4. Thinly slice the green onions, using both the white and green parts, and add those to the bowl as well.
  5. Finally, add the remaining salad ingredients to the mixing bowl and set aside while you whip up the dressing.
  6. Combine all dressing ingredients (minus water) into a bowl. Whisk together until incorporated and smooth. The dressing will be too thick here, so add just enough water so that it's pourable - start with 1/2 teaspoon and add in 1/2 teaspoon increments until you get the desired consistency. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Gently toss the salad ingredients together to combine. Pour dressing over salad and toss again until everything is evenly coated.
  8. Transfer to serving dishes, garnish with a few more green onions and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on 2 large servings

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 621 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 460mg20%
Potassium 1358mg39%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 11015IU220%
Vitamin C 27.3mg33%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 7.9mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Loving the sound of this dressing & I just happen to have all the ingredients already so will try this dish tonight!

  2. I made this and is simply delicous — I added some dried apricots too and all in all I will be making this again and often

  3. My favorite use of quinoa is in salads and this one looks perfect; can’t wait to try it.

  4. OMG scrumptious. I love that you added dates. They add an incredible amount of flavor to any salad. Plus this is such an easy superfood lunch. Pinning!

  5. Love the spicy kick in your quinoa! Your tahini-turmeric dressing sounds heavenly for a lover of spices like me. 🙂

  6. I love the flavors in this salad especially the salad. This could definitely be a meal all by itself.

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