Quinoa and Pea Salad With Green Dressing

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 55 minutes
  • 2 servings

Try this mineral-packed, vitamin-loaded side-dish. The low on calorie quinoa and the peas give this salad a beefy, hearty texture, while the almond flakes and even the bell pepper add some crunchiness to it. Complete it with some avocado and savory herbs. You can serve it with style, if you want, by molding it into forms. Your guests will be in awe!

Ingredients Needed for Quinoa and Pea Salad With Green Dressing

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, diced
salt
1 cup frozen peas, thawed

For the green dressing:

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
5 fresh basil leaves
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 green chili, chopped
1 tablespoon roasted almond flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt
pepper

For the salad:

1 cup cooked quinoa
1 small green bell pepper, julienned
⅓ cucumber, diced
⅓ avocado, diced
goat cheese for garnishing

How to Cook Quinoa and Pea Salad With Green Dressing

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over low heat, then add the onion. Cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat.
  2. Fill a medium-sized cooking pot 1/3 with water over low heat. Salt it, add the peas and bring it to a boil. Drain the peas and set them aside.
  3. For the green dressing:

    Add the parsley, dill, basil, garlic, green chili, almond flakes, olive oil, and lemon juice to a mixer bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then mix them until smooth. Set aside.

  4. For the salad:

    Add the cooked peas, cooked quinoa, green bell pepper, cucumber, avocado, cooked onion, and green dressing to a bowl. Mix them together using two spatulas. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  5. Optionally serve it garnished with goat cheese and molded into forms.

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