Ingredients Needed for Quinoa and Pea Salad With Green Dressing
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, diced
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
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
- Heat the oil in a skillet over low heat, then add the onion. Cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Optionally serve it garnished with goat cheese and molded into forms.