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Quinoa Salad with Tibetan Herb Dressing

I like to spend 15 minutes on Sunday night making a big batch of this quinoa salad to eat for lunch all week. I bring the extra dressing to work with me in a small mustard jar.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 197kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed very well
  • 1 cup French-style green beans trimmed
  • ¼ cup grape tomatoes halved
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce like sambal oelek or sriracha
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds


  • Add the quinoa and 2 cups of water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook 10 minutes, or until done.
  • Fill a second pot with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 30 seconds, or until bright green. Drain.
  • Add the cilantro, ginger, garlic, and chili sauce to a food processor or blender. Process until it forms a thick, pesto-like puree. Stir in the lemon juice; thin with water.
  • Combine the warm quinoa, beans, and tomatoes in a large dish. Stir in half the dressing. Let cool completely.
  • Top with slivered almonds immediately before serving. Serve with additional dressing.


Calories: 197kcal | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 25mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g