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Asian Quinoa Salad

This recipe is from our Friendly City Deli Department! It’s a packaged salad that appears in our deli case rotation. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Quinoa
2 1/2 cups Water
1 cup Edamame
1 Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 cup Shredded Carrot
1 cup Chopped Red Cabbage
1/2 Bunch Green Onion, sliced thinly
1/2 Bunch Cilantro, minced

Dressing
(Dressing recipe makes more than you need. Use extra on noodles or slaw)

3/4 cup Tamari
3 T Sesame Oil
3 T Rice Vinegar
3 T Sesame Seeds
1 tsp. Grated Ginger
1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp. Salt

Instructions

Boil quinoa in water until all water is absorbed. Once cooked, spread quinoa on a sheet pan to cool. Combine edamame, bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, green onion and cilantro in large bowl. Add cooled quinoa. Whisk all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour (about half the total amount) over salad to combine, adding more dressing if desired. Serve and refrigerate leftovers.

 

 

Quinoa Pizza Bites

These easy quinoa pizza bites will satisfy your every pizza cravings. They are protein packed, delicious, and great for parties! This can last for about one week in the fridge in an air-tight container .You can freeze them and pop them in the oven to heat them up for a snack on the go. This recipe is easily modifiable, add in your favorite chopped veggies, mini pepperonis, or your favorite type of cheese.

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, mozzarella works best
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Marinara Sauce, optional for dipping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 ° F
  2. Mix 1/2 cup uncooked and washed quinoa with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil first and then lower heat.
  3. Cook the quinoa for about 15 minutes until fluffy, yielding 1  1/2 cups of cooked quinoa
  4. Grease a 12 mini-muffin tin pan
  5. Mix all of the ingredients together
  6. Put a tablespoon into each muffin tin
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  8. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing them from the pan
  9. Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!!

 

 

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