Artichoke Quinoa Salad

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Enjoy this delicious and light artichoke quinoa salad, its great as a side dish or as a main!

On those days when I don’t feel like making elaborate meals, my go to dishes are one bowl salads. Today was just one of those days, to prepare this artichoke quinoa salad, which is full of flavors in every bite. Add some chopped tomatoes, onion, artichoke hearts, garlic, parsley with olive oil and lemon. If you have an avocado that’s ripe, add some too. If you have never tried quinoa before, this would be a great salad to prepare. Quinoa is actually a seed that is high in protein. Quinoa is usually prepared like you would with other grains. It is gluten-free so it is a great alternative for those who are on a gluten-free lifestyle. Its best to rinse quinoa before cooking to remove its natural coating or saponin which can make it taste soapy or bitter.

Ingredients

For: 4 people

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa in a fine meshed strainer and rinse under running water. Add quinoa and water in medium pot on medium high heat and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer, cover pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime prepare vegetables and dressing. Remove quinoa from heat and fluff with a fork, transfer to a large serving bowl. Add prepared vegetables.
  3. To prepare dressing, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Drizzle dressing over quinoa salad and toss with a fork to combine.
  4. Delicious served at room temperature or chilled in refrigerator.

Recipe notes

You can add extra ingredients such as avocado, baked tofu, cucumber, shredded carrots. Whatever your favorite veggies are and you will end up with a great salad.

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  1. Cumin is just the best!! This salad would go great in my lunchbox at some point this week, looks delicicous! :-)

  2. We love one bowl dishes for easy weeknight cooking as well. Love how simple this salad is, and I bet it tastes amazing! Pinning :)

  3. This looks really great — 2 of my faves…quinoa and artichokes. I will definitely be giving this one a try soon. Thanks!

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    you know, I have tried quinoa and artichokes in the past but it never came out this good. I think your dressing recipe really makes this a delicious meal. I must try it.

    4.011

    Looks amazing that mix between quinoa and artichoke. I have never try something like this but looks pretty simple and easy so im going to try it next weekend!

    5.011

    That looks like an interesting salad. I don’t think I’ve ever had artichoke before but I’d like to try it sometime.

  4. I have never tried this but surely its a tasty one. I don’t know if this available in Philippine market but if does I surely make one for my self.

  5. I love salad but I don’t think I’ve tried using quinoa. This is definitely worth a try, especially since artichoke is one of my favorites!

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    I want to try this awesome Recipe of your’s :) This really looks and sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Claudette Esterine

    I must admit that I have never had this and it would not normally cross my mind. It does look interesting and appealing though. :)

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