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Garden Quinoa Salad

Garden Quinoa Salad

From Costco recipes Yield: 8-10 servings

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 pound(s) fresh asparagus stems trimmed
  • 1/2 pound(s) fresh green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 pound(s) fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup(s) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash(es) salt and pepper
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon(s) grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup(s) grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup(s) salted pumpkin seeds or nuts for garnish


Cut green vegetables on diagonal into 1 inch pieces. In a saucepan of boiling salted water, simmer the veggies until crisp tender appx. 3-4 min. Drain, then place in bowl of cold water 1 - min. Drain and pat dry.

Toast quinoa in dry skillet over med heat, stirring constantly, appx 4 min. Put toasted quinoa in a med pot and add 3 1/4 cups water. Bring to simmer then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30-35 min. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5 min or until all liquid absorbed. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add lemon zest and parsley. In large bowl, combine tomatoes, asparagus, beans and peas with the quinoa. Add dressing and toss.

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