High Protein Quinoa Salad

High Protein Quinoa Salad is exactly how it sounds – high in protein! The quinoa, kidney beans, edamame, and pine nuts are all ingredients that are packed with protein that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

I love this salad because it is so quick and easy to make, and is an awesome dish to bring to a family or friend gathering! The crunchy vegetables add bright colour and great flavour to the salad, and also contains awesome nutrients that our body loves. It also keeps great in the fridge for up to a week so you can enjoy the leftovers!

About Jesse Lane:

Jesse Lane Lee, BSc, CNP is a cheerful Holistic Nutritionist, motivating speaker, cookbook author, and founder of JesseLaneWellness.com. She is a recovering sugar-a-holic who, after suffering from candida, started eating homemade sweets made with alternative sweeteners. Jesse Lane had so much fun creating healthy dessert recipes, she started writing them down so she could share with you in her cookbook. She is the author Jesse Lane Wellness Cookbook Healthy Dairy Free Desserts and has contributed to recipes to KrisCarr.com, MindBodyGreen.com and Get Naked in the Kitchen: Healthy Recipes That Are Proud To Bare It All. You can connect with Jesse Lane on Facebook or Instagram @jesselwellness. Whenever you make one of her recipes, take a picture and tag @jesselwellness!

Prep Time:

15 mins

Cook Time:

20 mins

Total Time:

35 mins

Serves:

4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup green olives
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup edamame
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 cups organic greens * optional
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp tamari

Directions

  1. Add quinoa and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Once cooked and fluffy remove from the heat to cool.
  2. Whisk together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, miso paste, honey and tamari and set aside.
  3. Once the quinoa is has cooled, place it in a large bowl with the remaining salad ingredients.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  5. Enjoy as is or over organic greens.

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