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healthy quinoa salad with green beans and almonds

Green Bean & Almond Quinoa Salad

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!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, green bean, quinoa salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 234kcal
Author Alyssa


for the quinoa:

for the salad:

for the dressing:


  • Add the quinoa, vegetable broth and bay leaves into a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 14 - 15 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, steam the green pieces until just tender, about 5 - 7 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly.
  • Add the quinoa, green beans and almonds into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the salad and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1033IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3mg