Lemon Garlic Mint Quinoa Salad

Lemon Garlic Mint Quinoa Salad vert

Lemon Garlic Mint Quinoa Salad.  It is spring, and time to make some light and fresh food that is also super nutritious.  To make this quinoa salad, you only need 5 ingredients, (dressing also requires 5 ingredients) which makes it even more awesome.  The quinoa is packed with protein and fiber, and the vegetables and dressing give it a minty, tangy kick that will make you come back for more.  This salad is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Lemon Garlic Mint Quinoa Salad

Fresh and light, this salad is ready in less than 30 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients.

Course Salad
Diet Category Mediterranean
Keyword 30minutes, dairyfree, glutenfree, lemonmint, lunch, quinoa, salad, vegan, vegetarian
Diet Category Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, diary free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 268 kcal
Author greenschemetv

Ingredients

Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup organic quinoa
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups artichokes
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sweet jalapeno

Lemon Mint Dressing

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint

Garnish

  • 2 tbsp green onions
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp toasted pecans

Instructions

Quinoa Salad

  1. Rinse quinoa.  Add 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water to Instant Pot.  Cook on high pressure for 1 minute.  Let pressure release for 10 minutes.  If you are not cooking with an Instant Pot, cook quinoa according to package directions.

  2. Add tomatoes, jalapenos, green onions and artichokes to bowl and mix well.  Add cooled quinoa to bowl and add dressing when salad is ready to serve. 

  3. Garnish with mint, green onions and toasted pecans.

Lemon Mint Salad Dressing

  1. Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth.  Drizzle dressing on salad when you are ready to serve so that it does not get soggy.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Mint Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 268
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Garnish
Garnish with toasted pecans, fresh mint and chopped onions.
Lemon Garlic Mint Quinoa Salad
Dressing on the Quinoa Salad
Lemon Garlic Mint Dressing
Lemon Garlic Mint Dressing

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