Quinoa Salad with Walnuts

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Recipe from Anastacia Brown
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Updated 09.02.2023
Quinoa salad with walnuts is a tasty option for a large family dinner. Why is this salad a good choice? The key reasons are the range of healthful components and the distinct flavor. After the first mouthful, everyone becomes fascinated with it.

Ingredients
servings

  • Quinoa
    8 cups
  • Salt
    4 tsp.
  • Parmesan cheese
    8 tbsp.
  • Lemon zest
    4 tsp.
  • Fresh lemon juice
    4 tbsp.
  • Apple cider vinegar
    4 tsp.
  • Light olive oil
    4 tsp.
  • Black ground pepper
    a pinch
  • Flat leaf parsley
    8 oz.
  • Walnuts
    2 oz.

Nutrition facts per 100 g

  • Calories

    313 kcal

  • Protein

    12.4 g

  • Fat

    18.4 g

  • Carbohydrates

    20 g

Method

  • Boil water in a medium pot. After that, add the quinoa grains and one teaspoon of salt to the pan and cook for 14-15 minutes. Drain the quinoa and let it cool for around 10 minutes.

     

  • It's time to make the sauce. In a small mixing bowl, combine the lemon zest, parmesan, lemon juice, and vinegar. Continue whisking until the sauce has a creamy consistency. 

     

  • Take a lemon and, in a small bowl, grate its zest. Another very important ingredient is the parmesan; therefore, also grate it.

  • Finally, combine all of the ingredients in a big mixing bowl: quinoa, walnuts, parsley leaves, and, of course, the sauce. Mix everything thoroughly and enjoy the delicious flavor of this salad.

Tips

  • If you want a more green salad, add some barley leaves to the salad; not only will the meal taste better, but it will also be more nutritious. 

  • This Quinoa salad can serve as a great family dinner. This meal is best complimented by apple or orange juice for beverage.

Bon Appetit!

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