This simple green bean and quinoa salad is perfect for a quick side or served as a main with a little grilled chicken, chickpeas or tofu. Either way, this salad will be a hit!
Ready for a salad to brighten up your potluck tomorrow?
But what about your greens? You need to have greens. Are you going to just have that same old boring salad you have at every potluck? I sure hope not!
I suggest you try this green bean and almond quinoa salad.
Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. They're crunchy, colorful and with just slight sweetness that makes them perfect in almost any salad.
Especially a quinoa salad like this one.
Granted I love them raw as a snack too, but with a simple steam, chopped up and tossed on a salad they're sensational.
This salad highlights the green bean in a very special way. The quinoa adds texture, but it's the sliced almond that add that extra crunch that this salad so desperately needs. Plus with a little almond extract drizzled into the mix, this green bean and almond quinoa salad is quite divine.
What's great about this salad is that it also doubles as a lovely holiday side dish! Can we think of it as an alternative to green bean casserole perhaps? Obviously different, but easier, healthier and more accessible for all diet types!
And if you don't have access to fresh green beans, no worries at all. You can absolutely use frozen, just thaw and steam like you would here and add them to your salad.
- Steam the green pieces until just tender, about 5 – 7 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly.
- Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 220kcal Calories from fat 70|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
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