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Asian Sesame Quinoa Salad

Asian Sesame Quinoa Salad is a happy meal prep salad filled with crunchy vegetables and healthy ingredients. Little prep is required for this simple salad that tastes so delicious.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: asian sesame, quinoa salad
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Aimee Mars | Aimee Mars Living


Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Red Cabbage sliced in thin strips
  • 1 cup Edamame
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 Cucumber peeled and diced
  • 6 cups Lettuce Leaves

Asian Sesame Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes


Quinoa Salad

  • Place the quinoa and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes and reduce cooking temperature to a low simmer, cover pan and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • Add the cooked quinoa to a large bowl with the cabbage, edamame, red pepper, and carrots. Toss to combine all ingredients.

Asian Sesame Dressing

  • In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes together. Pour over the quinoa salad and toss to coat.



Serving: 1salad | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 11579IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4mg