Friday, January 27, 2012

Quinoa Edamame Salad

I am loving all sorts of healthy foods right now. Striving to eat healthy should be a consistent goal for my overall health, but eating for two definitely makes me think about every single thing that I put in my body. All I crave lately is fruit and clean food. Although I am very sure that I will start getting a sweet tooth here before I know it! :)

So the other day, I spent way too much money at the grocery store just drooling over produce and throwing it in my cart. Note to self: Never grocery shop while starving, let alone pregnant. It's a bad, I mean, bad combination.

While there, I got everything for this recipe and would highly recommend it!
It provides great protein with the quinoa and edamame and was filled with great flavor.

Enjoy and happy weekend!!

Do you have any fun weekend plans!?

Ingredients:

2 ears sweet corn (I just used a can of unsweetened corn)
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 red bell pepper, cut in small dice
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery, from the tender inner stalks
4 or 5 radishes, sliced
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen edamame
2 ounces feta, cut in small dice (about 1/2 cup, optional)
1 jalapeño or serrano chile, minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

 
For the dressing...

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove (more to taste), finely minced or pureed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Directions:


Cut the corn kernels away from the cobs. Discard the cobs (or use for stock), and place the kernels in a steamer above 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and steam for four minutes. Remove from the heat, rinse with cold water and drain.

While I steamed the corn, I threw my quinoa in my rice cooker... it really is the best invention ever!
 

And then I chopped up all of the ingredients....
Soak the onion in cold water to cover for five minutes. Drain, rinse and drain on paper towels.
 Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss with the salad. Serve and enjoy!!

Se
rves four to six.
 
Recipe found here

12 comments:

Kimberly Bonham said...

Looks really yummy!

ThisLittleMomma said...

Yum! I love quinoa & edamame so I will be trying this recipe.

Nicole

GingerPeachT said...

I too just splurged at the grocery store buying fresh fruit and veggies!!! Then I realized how little the produce area is compared to the rest of the store which is all processed! Crazy I tell you. Lol
I'm considering going gluten free so I will deff try this! Minus the onions. Ha.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

um mouth watering! i need to try this!

Ingrid said...

I'm trying to lead a healthier lifestyle and this seems like the perfect start!

Health, art, and the girl gamer said...

Looks so yummy!! It is one of my favourite foods, especially sautéed with coconut oil.

Not Hip Enough To Blog said...

Looks amazing! I can't do peppers, so maybe I'll try it without them. Totally on the same page when it comes to rice cookers. It's on the same level as my hairdryer in my opinion. Meaning - if it broke, I'd have to go out and get a new one the exact same day. That's how often we use ours! ha!

Francesca-Restyle Restore Rejoice said...

mmmmm can't wait to try this!
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Erin said...

mmm this looks amazing! :)
XO
erin
sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

Natalia Lynn said...

I have been looking for good Quinoa recipes! Thanks!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Totally my kind of recipe! LOVE it...looks soo yummy and healthy!

Mallory at Beautiful Things said...

This looks delicious! I'm going to give it a try in the next few days!

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