Quinoa & Wild Rice Salad With Edamame

in Foodies Bee Hive13 days ago

I’ll be transparent in saying that this recipe is a straight up forgery. My wonderful mother bought me a prepared quinoa salad for lunch at the grocery store a few weeks back, and I couldn’t get enough. I quickly got to trying to replicate the flavours, but likely with less oil and salt than the store-made stuff.

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Quinoa & Wild Rice Salad With Edamame


Ingredients (4-6 servings)

1 c. wild or brown rice, cooked according to directions
1 c. quinoa, cooked according to directions
3/4 c. frozen shelled edamame beans, thawed
1 carrot, julienned or grated
1 c. cabbage, thinly sliced
2 tbsp mint, chopped
1/4 c. raw almonds, finely chopped

For the dressing:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. maple syrup
optional: 1/2 tsp. green curry paste

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop almonds roughly and roast for 10 minutes.

Prepare the grains and run edamame under warm water to thaw.

Prepare veggies and place in a mixing bowl with grains, edamame, herbs, and almonds.

Prepare dressing by whisking ingredients together and pour over salad.

Mix well to combine. Refrigerate and serve cold.

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Sounds delicious to me! Nothing wrong with making a recipe your own, especially when you make it that much healthier with using your own proportions. I have a co-worker wanting me to do the same thing with a frozen meal from Trader Joe's he really enjoys. I just have to give the original a try then I'll try to do my own version at home for him to replicate, too. :) I'll have to share this with him because I think he'd like this one.

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