Quinoa and Edamame Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato and Olives (#1155)

Salads Main Gluten Free Low Fat Vegetarian Healthy
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  • 8 oz Beans edamame (soy beans)
  • 1 cup Quinoa rinsed well
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil or canola oil
  • 1 clove Garlic or as needed, minced
  • 2 cups Corn fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes oil packed, drained and sliced
  • 1 cup Peas, Frozen or fresh, blanched in boiling water for 2 minutes
  • 1/4 cup Black Olives cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 Cucumbers peeled or not, cubed
  • 1 small Sweet Red Bell Peppers diced
  • 1 small Green Bell Peppers diced
  • 1/4 cup Artichoke Hearts quartered
  • 1/2 Red Onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parsley Leaves freshly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 4 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Salt And Black Pepper to taste


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, cook the edamame for about 8 minutes, rinse under cold water, and shell the edamame. Transfer into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Meanwhile toast quinoa in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Transfer into the same mixing bowl.
  3. Add toasted quinoa and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the water has been absorbed, 15 minutes, remove from the heat, and let sit for another 5 minutes.
  5. Fluff with a fork. Set aside and let cool.
  6. Heat the olive oil in the same medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Add the garlic, stirring constantly, and cook for about 40 seconds until very fragrant.
  8. Add the corn, stirring often, toast the corn for about 10 minutes until the corn turn into brown in spots. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  9. In the large mixing bowl with the edamame, add the quinoa, toasted corn, sun-dried tomatoes, blanched peas, black olives, cucumber, bell peppers, artichoke hearts, red onion, parsley, and feta cheese.
  10. Add the olive oil and lemon juice, mix until well combined and coated.
  11. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  12. Serve or put in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight, the flavor will be even better.
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