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Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
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.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Next, to a large bowl, add shredded carrots, green onions, and edamame.
  • 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.
  • Makes about 4 cups. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.


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!). =)


Serving: 1/3 cup (6 total servings) | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 9.6g | Fat: 5.1g | Sodium: 354.9mg | Sugar: 3.8g
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