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Vegan Quinoa Salad w/ Fresh Dill & Lime Vinaigrette

Healthy Vegan Quinoa Salad w/ Fresh Dill & Lime Vinaigrette - a light and refreshing, yet high protein salad, that's perfect for spring or summer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, nut free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 188kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dry white quinoa*
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup green peas (I used frozen)
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 2 green onions (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  • Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer under cold water. Drain.
  • Place the quinoa and water in a small pot on the stove. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  • Take the quinoa off of the heat, add the peas, and replace the cover to steam the peas.
  • Add the diced cucumber, halved green grapes, diced celery, and sliced green onions to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl or jar, whisk the chopped dill, lime zest, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the quinoa to the bowl of vegetables & grapes. Drizzle as much or as little of the dressing onto the salad as you like. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. 
  • Serve immediately or store tightly covered in the fridge until ready to serve. 

Notes

*You could use any color of quinoa in this recipe. I use the white because I love the way it makes all the green colors from the vegetables and grapes pop.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.3mg