Quinoa zucchini radish salad

Healthy quinoa zucchini salad with radishes and pine nuts. Spiralized zucchini is so much more fun to eat, ready in about half an hour.

25 minutes 2 people Salads
Quinoa zucchini radish salad


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  • 180 gram quinoa
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 lime
  • 1 little gem
  • a small handful of roasted pine nuts
  • a small handful of frozen peas
  • 1/2 litre vegetable stock
  • handful of radishes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: pre-cooked red beets
Quinoa zucchini radish salad ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Medium-sized pan
  • Chef's knife + cutting board
  • Spiralizer
  • Small bowl
  • Colander or strainer
  • Big bowl


25 minutes 2 people Salads

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

CLEAN, wash and thinly slice a handful of radishes. CLEAN the little gem and pat it dry, or use a salad dryer for this. Cut the lettuce in big chunks. SQUEEZE out the juice of 1/2 a lemon into a small bowl.

Now for the fun part: spiralize the zucchini. If you don't happen to own a spiralizer, you can also slice the zucchini julienne (thin, long strips).

FINELY dice the shallot, if you want to know more about how to properly dice onions, click on this link: dice onions like a pro! 

Quinoa zucchini radish salad
Quinoa zucchini radish salad

Putting the quinoa salad together -- 15 minutes

Put the medium-sized pan on high heat, pour in half a litre of vegetable stock. When the stock almost comes to a boil, add in the quinoa. BOIL the frozen peas for about 10 minutes in a pan with water and salt.

You can skip this step, but we think it's more delicious to quickly blanche the spiralized zucchini. Just needs a few minutes to soften up. Cook the quinoa according to package, drain using a colander or strainer.

ADD peas, pine nuts, lettuce, shallot, spiralized zucchini and radishes to a nice big bowl. Pour over a little bit of olive oil and lime juice then mix it together.

Season with salt and pepper. Optional: slice a few pre-cooked red beets into quarters and serve them next to this quinoa salad.

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