Asian Quinoa Salad

23 Oct

I always make my shakes in the evenings so that I don’t wake my family in the morning (the Vitamix sounds like a freight train).  I make enough for Hubby and kids to have in the morning.  My daughter came up to me just as I was about to make a smoothie and says “mom can you make that green smoothie, not the Glowing Green smoothie but the green banana peanut butter smoothie”  Ha she actually knows her shakes-she does listen! It was a proud moment  🙂

My sister brought this salad over for Thanksgiving.  This is now my new favorite recipe.  I’ve made it twice since.  Hubby even ate and he surprisingly liked it.

Asian Qinoa salad



  • 1 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup edamame beans (no pods) (I used frozen and then steamed them in their bag)
  • 1/8th of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced


  • 2 Tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook quinoa as indicated on the package
  2. Steam edamames till soft.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients
  4. Add all remaining ingredients and toss till  fully mixed. Serve warm or chilled.


Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.


2 Responses to “Asian Quinoa Salad”

  1. David Bonnell October 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    I like quinoa and it doesn’t leave you feeling bloated, not sure about the pronunciation still, keenwa ?

    • candysdailydish October 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      That’s exactly how you pronounce it. It’s definitely so much lighter than other grains…I love it!

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