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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.

 

 

Spring Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Fresh. Light. Tasty. This salad is the perfect way to ring in spring. Make this salad for yourself or double, triple, even quadruple the recipe to make and share with others! It is perfect to bring to a party or pair with protein for a hearty meal!

Salad dressing ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 6-8 Strawberries
  • 1 T. Honey
  • 2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar

Salad Dressing Instructions (makes 2-3 servings)

  1.     Chop up strawberries, throw in bowl, and microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  2.     Once the strawberries come out of the microwave, mash them with a fork.
  3.     On low heat add mashed strawberries, honey, and apple cider vinegar to a pot and stir until combined and most strawberry chunks are mashed.
  4.     If some strawberries chunks still remain, strain if desired.

Salad Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups of spinach
  • 1/2- 1 cup of arugula
  • 1 beet
  • 5 asparagus
  • ¼ cucumber

Salad Instructions

  1.     Chop asparagus and beets as you please and roast in the oven at 400 for 30-35 minutes, flipping half way through.
  2.     Dice the cucumber.
  3.     In a large bowl add spinach, arugula, and cucumbers.
  4.     Once the asparagus and beets come out from the oven, let them cool, and then add them to the salad.
  5.     Top the salad with dressing and enjoy!

 

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