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Asian Quinoa Power Salad

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

ASIAN QUINOA POWER SALAD with tons of raw veggies and a ginger-miso dressing!

When it comes to making salads, the more color the better in my opinion. Not only do you get a wider range of nutrients when you eat (naturally) colorful foods, but they are also more appealing and appetizing to your brain.

So today we're getting all sorts of colorful with this Asian Quinoa Power Salad!

It's day 3 of #saladweek and this time, rather than sharing another leafy green salad, I wanted to give you a protein-packed, quinoa power salad that is packed flavor and nutrient-rich veggies.

It's all about quinoa today my friends! The last quinoa salad that I shared was my Summer Squash + Zucchini Quinoa Salad, and that was back in July, so we're long overdue.

This time around, we're keeping it fairly season-neutral, meaning you can find the veggies inside this salad pretty much all year round. And since this is an Asian-inspired salad and all, we're keeping the veggies to classic ingredients you find in a lot of Asian cooking.

ASIAN QUINOA POWER SALAD with tons of raw veggies and a ginger-miso dressing!

The base of course is quinoa, which we already know is packed with protein and fiber. And for our add-ins we're going with frozen edamame which amps up the protein content even more, along with some finely sliced carrots, shredded red cabbage, green onions, cilantro and some kimchi (gotta get that good bacteria in where we can!).

The kimchi might be the only odd duck in the bunch, but I promise, with the slight spice and subtle tang, it helps make the salad much more flavorful.

This is the BEST lunch >> Asian Quinoa Power Salad with edamame and a miso-ginger dressing!

You might have already seen the dressing because I shared it on Sunday in my “How to Make Tahini Dressing” post and video, but I'll give you a quick overview of what we're working with.

We start with tahini (duh) and then it's simply just miso, fresh ginger, sriracha sauce, some lime juice and a bit of water. Just mix until smooth, drizzle it over your salad, toss to combine and DONE. Seriously, don't you just love when meals come together like this?!

This super SIMPLE Asian Quinoa Power Salad is packed with protein, flavor and takes just 10 minutes to make!

So what do you need to make this? 10 ingredients, 10 minutes, one bowl. Oh and a big appetite because it tastes so good it's hard to stop eating it 😉

Plus, you can also totally make a big batch of this salad at the beginning of the week and then enjoy it for lunches (or dinners) all week long. And if you wanted to bulk it up even more, you could serve it over some leafy greens for even more good-for-you nutrients.

Your turn…

What type of quinoa salad should I make next? Let me know if there are any you've been wanting to see and I'll make it happen!

xo Alyssa

ASIAN QUINOA POWER SALAD -- 10 ingredients, 10 minutes, one bowl. DONE.

asian quinoa power salad with edamame and a ginger-miso dressing
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Asian Quinoa Power Salad

We're getting all sorts of colorful with this Asian Quinoa Power Salad!

Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian salad, quick meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 249 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa from 1 cup uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen edamame thawed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage or finely chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped kimchi optional
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 batch Ginger-Miso Dressing

Instructions

  1. Add all the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Quinoa Power Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Potassium 598mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 116.2%
Vitamin C 23.8%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 18.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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ASIAN QUINOA POWER SALAD -- 10 ingredients, 10 minutes, one bowl. DONE.

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