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Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad

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.

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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 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

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)

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