SIGN UP TO RECEIVE MY 6 TIPS FOR STARTING A PLANT-BASED DIET.

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree
30 min or less, Easy, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut free, Oil free, Salads, Side dishes, Under 400 calories, Vegan Recipes

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad

Last Updated on

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad- full of fresh crunchy, flavorful, healthy veggies. This unique dish is perfect for potlucks or as a side dish to your favorite Asian entree.

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree

I just love Asian inspired dishes, have you noticed? I’m always looking for new ways to combine fresh veggies and unique combinations of flavors and sauces. One day while I was toasting quinoa, I wondered if I should toast sesame seeds at the same time. And out of that moment of creativity, this lovely dark colored quinoa was born. I love the sesame flavor and the crunchy carrots, green onions- and the edamame is a great addition. The garlic-ginger sauce finishes off this Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad quite nicely.

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree

In a medium pot, add the sesame seeds over medium high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sesame seeds are starting to become fragrant. Add the quinoa and stir for 2-3 minutes until toasted. Then carefully add 1 cup water.

Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until the quinoa has absorbed all the moisture, about 20 minutes.  Remove from heat immediately, and spread over a baking sheet evenly to cool.

Next, in a large bowl, add the shredded carrots, chopped green onions, and shelled edamame.

Then, in a small bowl, add the garlic, soy sauce or tamari, rice vinegar, maple syrup, ginger and Sriracha. Stir with a whisk and transfer to the large bowl with veggies. Add the quinoa (when cooled) and stir. Serve.

This recipe makes about 4 cups. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. This is also a unique potluck dish! I would suggest doubling (or even tripling) the recipe if you plan to bring this as a dish to pass.

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree
Print

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree #oilfree

Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad- full of fresh crunchy, flavorful healthy, veggies. This unique dish is perfect for potlucks or as a side dish to your favorite Asian entree.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups shelled edamame
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, add sesame seeds over medium high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sesame seeds are starting to become fragrant. Add quinoa and stir for 2-3 minutes until toasted. Then carefully add 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa has absorbed all moisture, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat immediately, and spread over a baking sheet evenly to cool.
  2. Next, to a large bowl, add shredded carrots, green onions, and edamame.
  3. In a small bowl, add garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, ginger and Sriracha. Stir with a whisk and transfer to the large bowl with veggies. Add the quinoa (when cooled) and stir. Serve.
  4. Makes about 4 cups. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Notes

If you plan to make this ahead of time, I recommend adding the sauce just before serving. Otherwise, the sauce gets soaked into the quinoa and over time, it’s not quite as flavorful (but still good!). =)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup (6 total servings)
  • Calories: 153
  • Sugar: 3.8
  • Sodium: 354.9
  • Fat: 5.1
  • Carbohydrates: 18.8
  • Protein: 9.6

Keywords: edamame sesame quinoa Salad, asian quinoa salad, edamame salad

Hi, I'm Christin- thanks for stopping by my happy place! Here you will find healthy, original meat-free recipes. No matter where you are in your health journey, I hope I can help and inspire you. Read more...

2 Comments

  • Just made this and I am going to eat it everyday for the rest of my vegan life!!!!

    Reply
    • Haha thanks Vicki! Best comment ever. =)

      Reply

Write a comment

Free PDF

Subscribe to receive my
{FREE} 6 Tips for Starting a Plant-Based Diet + 
recipes direct to your inbox.