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Quinoa and Pea Salad with Green Dressing

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!
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!

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Ingredients

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
cucumber, diced
avocado, diced
goat cheese for garnishing

Ingredients

  • For the green dressing:

  • For the salad:

Steps

1
Done

Heat the oil in a skillet over low heat, then add the onion. Cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat.

2
Done

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
Done

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
Done

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
Done

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

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Nutritional Chart

531 kcal
Calories
18 g
Protein
33 g
Fat
44 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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