Quinoa Salad with Edamame and Broccoli Sprouts

A refreshing, light quinoa salad filled with healthy ingredients, quinoa, edamame, crunchy sprouts and smoked almonds. Bring it to your next potluck.

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Brining this salad to our next potluck. Looks fantastic! Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Broccoli Sprouts and Smoked Almonds Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

I left the ingredients of this salad up to fate. I went to the grocery store and looked around. I felt like I was in candy land, but a candy land filled with delicious vegetables. I went to the store and stared, and thought and thought some more. I guess I was also talking to myself and looking quite confused, because one of the produce stockers asked if they could help me. No, I’m just thinking. I do some of my best thinking in the produce section of the grocery store.

I was planning on making a couple of salads and was trying to decide what vegetables to put in each. Of course, there is flavor to consider but also color. Red radishes, purple onion (although they call it red for some strange reason), lots and lots of green. How about orange carrots? Then there is fruit. Oranges are still in season plus kiwi and so much more. Oh how is one person suppose to decide when there are so many glorious vegetables and fruit to pick from.

Brining this salad to our next potluck. Looks fantastic! Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Broccoli Sprouts and Smoked Almonds Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish
I think I walked out with enough produce for 10 salads. Then I decided to spread the ingredients out and make salads with different ingredients. This is the first of the new salad recipes I am premiering. Oh la la, that sounds fancy. I was actually going to include raspberries in this particular salad, but my daughter ate them. Fresh raspberries are not safe in our house. Little Ly can sniff them out and demolish them in 5 seconds flat.

She will have a big red grin on her face from the smashed raspberries on her face. Who can resist such a cute face? So with no raspberries, dried cranberries made the list. I always have a bag on hand. Smoked almonds were something new. I always have raw almonds in the freezer, but I wanted another layer of flavor. That comes from the smoke flavor in the almonds. Oh, I had forgotten how delicious smoked almonds are.

Brining this salad to our next potluck. Looks fantastic! Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Broccoli Sprouts and Smoked Almonds Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

A last-minute addition was the broccoli sprouts. This time if year, I love using sprouts or pea shoots. I hadn’t seen broccoli sprouts before. They add nice crunch and flavor to this salad. Even though Vidalia onions are coming into season, I chose purple onions. Why aren’t they called purple onions? Purple is my favorite color. I am quite put out that they cannot be called by that gorgeous color.

I had more vegetables out, but the salad was starting to look like a garbage bowl. I decided to practice a little restraint and go with the theory that less is more. I think it worked out. The dressing is oh so simple, fresh lemon juice and good extra virgin olive oil. Break out the good olive oil for this recipe. I keep a small bottle of the good stuff for salads like this. This salad is light and refreshing. It will be perfect for the hot days of summer. Bring it to your next picnic or potluck.

Brining this salad to our next potluck. Looks fantastic! Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Broccoli Sprouts and Smoked Almonds Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

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Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Broccoli Sprouts and Smoked Almonds

Course Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 137 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup edamame defrosted
  • 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 oz. smoked almonds chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water and quinoa to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until quinoa is done.
  2. Pour quinoa into a large bowl and allow to cool.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 4  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Salad with Edamame, Broccoli Sprouts and Smoked Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. I'm always looking for edamame recipes, because I seem to always buy a bag. I think I have 4 opened bags right now in the freezer!
  2. What a great salad!
  3. I was able to try this last week, as I was lucky enough to get the recipe before it was supposed to air. This is by far THE best quinoa salad I have EVER eaten in my life. My son (36) and my husband were play fighting over who would get the last spoonful. Do yourselves a favor and make this right away. Simply amazing, simple, ingredients and flavors. Thank you Christie!
  4. Broccoli sprouts?! I need to find these asap! This looks like a great spring salad. I also love throwing together different ingredient combinations in salads.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I can only find them at a local farmers market type store. My regular grocery store does not carry broccoli sprouts. They were so good.
  5. I am so with you. I just stare at the produce until inspiration hits. Love that you used the broccoli sprouts!
  6. This is lovely! I love the smoked almonds in this recipe! This is the perfect salad for a summer party!
  7. I love quinoa salads. That looks so good, especially for this summer!
  8. Love, love, quinoa. Such a great ingredient to work with. So versatile. I love this salad with the edamame and crunchy texture of the almonds!
  9. Such great textures! A lovely combination, and quite filling I would imagine.
  10. This looks delicious, Christie. I'm always looking for something different to do with quinoa. Pinning the recipe for our next Meatless Monday.
  11. Mmmm this sounds delish! I love adding edamame to my quinoa salads, but I'm definitely going to have to try your other additions. I'm loving the colors too!
  12. So I finally had a chance to make it today and the flavors are UNBELIEVABLE! I had a few ingredients I was thinking of adding but thought it best to try it "untouched" first and I am sure glad I did. THANK YOU so much for all your wonderful healthy recipes! :-)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks so much Julie. I went pretty simple with the ingredients, but by all means add your favorites!

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