Subsequent time you’re in search of a easy, nourishing aspect, do this white bean quinoa salad! It’s brilliant, herby, lemony, and SO versatile. We particularly find it irresistible with portobello “steaks” or baked fish, or actually any major dish with parsley and lemon!
Simply 1 bowl and half-hour required for this protein- and fiber-packed salad. Allow us to present you the way it’s finished!
It begins with cooking quinoa till FLUFFY (or utilizing leftover you probably have it round). This pseudo-grain (technically a seed!) originated in South America, however its well being advantages have now earned it a spot on menus in far-reaching areas. It’s wealthy in magnesium, fiber, folate, zinc, and all the important amino acids!
Whereas the quinoa is cooking, we marinate white beans in lemon juice, olive oil, crimson onion, garlic, salt, pepper, crimson pepper flakes, and LOTS of parsley. The white beans take in the flavors, leaving them somewhat tangy, herby, savory, and spicy!
Then we add the cooked quinoa and provides it one other good stir.
Then it’s prepared for any last-minute tweaks to make it excellent to your style buds. Extra olive oil will give it richness, lemon juice provides brightness, and solely your coronary heart (okay, and style buds) will know the way a lot salt is best for you!
We hope you LOVE this white bean quinoa salad! It’s:
& SO scrumptious!
It’s a fast and straightforward aspect that retains and travels effectively, making it excellent for picnics, meal prep, or a weeknight dinner. Want some weeknight meal inspo? Strive it with our Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri, Simple Baked Cod with Spring Greens, or Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad.
Extra Scrumptious Methods to Get pleasure from Quinoa
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Servings 4 (~3/4-cup servings)
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- 1 ½ cups COOKED quinoa* (1/2 cup dry quinoa yields ~1 ½ cups cooked)
- 1 (15 oz.) can white beans, drained and rinsed (we like cannellini or butter beans // or sub ~1 ½ cups selfmade)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley, massive stems eliminated (both form will work, however flat leaf Italian parsley is finest)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp additional virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped crimson onion
- 2-3 small cloves garlic, minced (2-3 small cloves yield ~1 Tbsp or 9 g minced)
- 1/2-3/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp floor black pepper
- 1/4 tsp crimson pepper flakes
When you don’t have already got cooked quinoa, put together it presently. In a small saucepan, mix 1/2 cup dry quinoa and 1 cup water (1/2 cup dry quinoa yields ~1 ½ cups cooked // regulate quantity if altering default variety of servings). Carry to a boil over medium-high warmth. As soon as boiling, cut back warmth to a simmer, cowl, and proceed cooking for ~12-Quarter-hour till the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy and has expanded. Take away from the warmth, stir, and put aside (lined) whilst you make the salad. The quinoa will get even fluffier because it sits!
In the meantime, to a medium mixing bowl, add drained and rinsed white beans, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, onion, garlic, salt (beginning with the lesser quantity), black pepper, and crimson pepper flakes. Stir to mix and let sit for 15-20 minutes to permit the white beans to marinate and take in the flavors.
Add the cooked quinoa to the marinated white beans and stir to mix. Style and regulate as wanted, including extra lemon juice for brightness, parsley for herbiness, or salt to style. We added somewhat extra of every.
Leftover salad retains effectively within the fridge for as much as 2-3 days. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Not freezer pleasant.
*This recipe can also be scrumptious as a white bean salad if you happen to exchange the quinoa with extra white beans!
*Impressed by our Portobello Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri.
*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with the lesser quantity of salt.
Serving: 1 (~3/4-cup) serving Energy: 198 Carbohydrates: 29.8 g Protein: 8 g Fats: 5.6 g Saturated Fats: 0.6 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 1.1 g Monounsaturated Fats: 2.9 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 332 mg Potassium: 376 mg Fiber: 6.2 g Sugar: 1.9 g Vitamin A: 115 IU Vitamin C: 13.9 mg Calcium: 59 mg Iron: 2.9 mg