Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric

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Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric is a perfect combination of sweet and savory. This vegan legume recipe packs delicious flavors of spices including turmeric, cumin and mint mixed with plant-based protein. The addition of almonds adds crunchiness while the dried cranberries (or raisins) provide the right contrast of sweetness. Absolutely worth trying as an idea for a light and healthy lunch to take with you to work in a lunch box.

Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric

Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric is a tasty and healthy vegan dish. A perfect mix of sweet and savory to take with you to work in your lunch box.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Waiting time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine butter free, egg-free, gluten free, lactose free, vegan
Servings 2 persons (about)
Calories 190 kcal


Quinoa with turmeric

  • 80 g light quinoa
  • 240 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Salad ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 handful parsley leaves
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 can reed beans or borlotti beans (240 g)
  • 50 g almonds
  • ½ cup dry cranberries or raisins


Instructions Winter quinoa salad with beans and turmeric

  • Rinse the quinoa under cold running water for a couple of minutes. In a pan, bring the broth to the boiling point, add powdered turmeric, garlic, salt and finally rinsed quinoa. Stir and lower the heat. Cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and has absorbed all the liquid. Turn off the heat, cover the pan with the lid and let it rest for 5 minutes. After this time, mix the quinoa with a fork and let it cool.
  • Once the quinoa is cold, add olive oil, vinegar and mix. Now add chopped parsley and mint, rinsed canned beans and diced almonds and cranberries. Mix well and serve.

Note from the author of this recipe

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The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 2personsCalories: 190kcal
Keyword beans, easy salad, garlic, light salad, mint, parsley leaves, quinoa, turmeric, vegan lunch, vegan side dish, winter salad
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within a couple of days.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for some other recipes with cereals check my Buckwheat with vegetables and spiced chickpeas (photo below) or Creamy polenta with beer and mushroom sauce (photo below).

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