Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe with Edamame
This easy quinoa salad recipe with edamame is a quick dinner recipe or perfect potluck salad recipe. This quick quinoa salad comes together in less than 30 minutes and delivers the nutrition benefits of quinoa, including fiber and protein.
Warm quinoa salad with edamame and tarragon is the perfect way to enjoy healthy, quick-cooking quinoa. To start, toss 1 cup quinoa in a dry skillet over medium heat until it begins to crackle. This enhances its flavor. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly. While the quinoa is toasting, bring 2 cups vegetable broth to a boil. Add the quinoa, return to a boil and cover. Simmer for 8 minutes. Remove the lid and, without disturbing the quinoa, add 2 cups edamame. Cover and continue to cook until the edamame and quinoa are tender, 7 to 8 minutes longer. While the quinoa and edamame are cooking, whisk 1 tablespoon lemon zest, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup diced red peppers and the quinoa mixture. Toss to combine. Top with 1/4 cup heart-healthy walnuts and serve. Find this recipe and more healthy recipes on EatingWell.com.