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Pea and Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Try the delicately chewy texture of cooked quinoa and creamy cooked peas mixed with savory onion and slightly crunchy bell pepper. Enrich them with a lemon-flavored basil and dill dressing. Serve with style by making cylinders with the help of a cookie ring. And why don’t you add more kick to your salad by topping with goat cheese?
Try the delicately chewy texture of cooked quinoa and creamy cooked peas mixed with savory onion and slightly crunchy bell pepper. Enrich them with a lemon-flavored basil and dill dressing. Serve with style by making cylinders with the help of a cookie ring. And why don’t you add more kick to your salad by topping with goat cheese?

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Ingredients

For the quinoa:
1 cup quinoa
water
salt
For the dressing:
10 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons of fresh dill, chopped
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
salt
pepper
For the salad:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small cucumber, diced
1 cup cooked peas (some 5 ounces)
3 tablespoons of goat cheese, crumbled (for topping)
resh dill for garnishing
3 teaspoons of vegetable oil for serving

Ingredients

  • For the quinoa:

  • For the dressing:

  • For the salad:

Steps

1
Done

Cook the quinoa in water by using an approximately 1:2 ratio.

2
Done

For the dressing: Add the dressing ingredients to a tall mixer glass. Season with salt and pepper and mix them until smooth using a hand mixer. Set aside.

3
Done

For the salad: Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat, then add the onion. Cook and stir until tender. Set aside.

4
Done

Add the cooked quinoa, bell pepper, cucumber, cooked peas, and the dressing to a bowl. Mix until even. Add the cooked onion and mix more.

5
Done

Portion it in 3 servings. If you want, you can shape it using a cooking ring.

6
Done

Top each quinoa cylinder with crumbled goat cheese, garnish with some fresh dill and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.

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Nutritional Chart

548 kcal
Calories
19 g
Protein
22 g
Fat
70 g
Carbohydrates

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Andrei Gusty

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it.

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