Simple Quinoa Salad With Carrots & Sesame

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 3
Simple Quinoa Salad With Carrots & Sesame
Health Rating
Protein packed simple salad or side dish.


3/4 cup Quinoa, uncooked
1 1/4 cup Vegetable stock/broth, low sodium
1 cup Frozen edamame (soybeans) (shelled beans)
1 tbsp Sesame oil
1/2 cup grated Carrots
1/2 tsp Salt and pepper


1. Put the quinoa in a medium pot and cover with cold water; let soak 5 minutes. Drain thoroughly through a fine-mesh strainer and put it back in the pot (see notes).


2. Add the broth to the quinoa and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 12 minutes. Sprinkle in the edamame in an even layer and add a pinch of salt. Cover and continue to cook, 3 more minutes.


3. Remove from the heat without disturbing the lid, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Transfer the quinoa to a large plate and scatter the edamame on top; drizzle with the oil. Spread in an even layer with a wooden spoon, drawing lines in it to cool it quickly.


4. Transfer the cooled quinoa to a large bowl and add the grated carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or chill at least 2 hours, or until ready to serve. Optional: you can add leafy greens, bell peppers, nuts, seeds or any other vegetables you have at hand.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 259
Calories from fat 82
Calories from saturated fat 17.6
Total Fat 9.1 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 273 mg
Potassium 497 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34 g
Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 10.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 0.9

Energy sources



Quick Tips:

To save time, you can purchase pre-washed quinoa that does not require rinsing. 

Nutritional Highlights:


As a complete protein, it contains all the essential amino acids that our body needs. High in fiber, iron, magnesium and anti-inflammatory flavonoids.

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