Healthy Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 35 mins Servings: 6

Description

Introducing our vibrant and nourishing Healthy Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing! This refreshing, nutrient-packed dish features a delightful medley of fresh vegetables, tangy Kalamata olives, and wholesome quinoa, all dressed up in a zesty lemon-tahini dressing that's simply irresistible.

Our Healthy Quinoa Salad is not only a visual feast but also a fantastic source of plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This versatile salad is perfect for light lunches, picnics, or as a delicious side dish for any meal. With its wonderful combination of flavors and textures, this quinoa salad is sure to become a go-to recipe for both health-conscious eaters and culinary enthusiasts alike.

Simple to prepare and bursting with bright, invigorating flavors, our Healthy Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing is a delightful way to add a touch of gourmet flair to your everyday meals. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to create a tasty, wholesome masterpiece that's as nutritious as it is delectable!

Ingredients

Salad

Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water in a fine mesh strainer to remove any bitter coating.

  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, parsley, and mint. Toss gently to mix.

  4. To make the Lemon-Tahini Dressing, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Add water gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dressing reaches your desired consistency.

  5. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and mix well to combine. You can serve the salad immediately or chill it in the refrigerator for an hour or two to let the flavors meld together.

  6. Enjoy your Healthy Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 270kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Sodium 450mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Protein 9g18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Quinoa salad, healthy, lemon-tahini dressing, plant-based, gluten-free, high-protein, fiber-rich, fresh vegetables, easy recipe, light lunch, side dish
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