Guys, this is a flavour bomb. It may be the best recipe I’ve ever made on the site. Ever.
This is perfect for pre- holiday detoxing or keep this recipe bookmarked for after the holiday season! Just whatever you do, you gotta try this out!
I’m not even joking right now I can’t believe how good this tastes – creamy avocado, crunchy edamame, nutty burnt cashews, cooling cucumber and quinoa to make it a full meal.
And, OMG don’t even get me started on the dressing. I can’t! it’s just SO GOOD!
Green Quinoa Salad vegan, gluten free, dairy free
This salad is the perfect combination of healthy and delicious. Filled with lots of green, clean ingredients and topped off with an Asian inspired dressing.
1/2 avocado, cut into small cubes
Chunk of cucumber, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup edamame (out of shell)
1 cup cooked quinoa (tutorial here)
Handful of cashews (peanuts can also be used here)
Tamari or soy sauce
Toasted sesame oil
1/2 lemon, juice and a bit of zest
optional: coriander, mint or other herbs
You first want to cook the quinoa (tutorial here).
Once quinoa is cooked, mix it with the cucumber, edamame and most of the avocado. Set aside.
Make the dressing by combining lemon juice, grated ginger, sesame, tamari and pepper. (Make sure to taste as you go.)
You can then toast the cashews on a dry skillet. Toast them around of a few minuted until slightly burned.
Add the dressing and half the cashews to the quinoa.
Serve immediately and top with remaining cashews and avocado.
If not serving straight away, leave the avocado and cashews out as the avocado will brown and cashews may become soggy.