Here you are: a delicious, gluten-free and lactose-free black quinoa salad recipe. This vegan recipe contains super healthy ingredients like lime, parsley, strawberries and almonds and perfectly fits into a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet. Read on for the recipe!

[dropcap]You[/dropcap] ‘ve probably already heard about quinoa. Perhaps the gluten free pseudo-grain is already even a regularity in your household. An excellent choice, as quinoa is prepared quickly, has a delicious nutty flavor, is suitable for people with gluten allergy and – intolerance and is rich in protein, copper and magnesium. Furthermore, quinoa contains fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E and iron.

Black quinoa

The question is: have you ever heard of black quinoa? I knew about red quinoa. I once posted this  (uh-ma-zing) recipe with red quinoa. I didn’t know about black quinoa yet though. As such, trying out a black quinoa recipe was worth a test:

Zwarte Quinoasalade met Aardbeien & Doperwten

Contrasts

I combined the black quinoa with fresh green mint leaves, parsley leaves, cucumber and green peas and red strawberries for a nice contrast. And, of course, to add up on extra healthiness in a bowl. As an additional source of (vegan) protein I added almonds.

The spicy dressing consisted of a mix of olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper:

Zwarte Quinoasalade met Aardbeien & Doperwten

Sounds good? Here you are: the recipe!

Black Quinoa Salad with Mint, Strawberries & Peas
Serves 3
A delicious, gluten-free and lactose-free black quinoa salad recipe. This vegan recipe contains super healthy ingredients like lime, parsley, strawberries and almonds and perfectly fits into a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
530 calories
45 g
0 g
36 g
16 g
3 g
266 g
205 g
12 g
0 g
30 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
266g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530
Calories from Fat 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g
55%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 205mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 10g
41%
Sugars 12g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
89%
Calcium
18%
Iron
23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 85 gram (1/2 C) uncooked, black quinoa
  2. 170 ml (1 C) water to boil the quinoa in
  3. 200 gram (1C) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  4. 50 gram (1/4 C) green peas, pre-cooked
  5. 35 gram (1/4 C) shaved and cubed cucumber
  6. 1 bundle fresh mint leaves, chopped
  7. 1 bundle fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  8. 140 gram (1 C) unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
Dressing
  1. 30 ml (1/8 C) olive oil
  2. 30 ml (1/8 C) maple syrup
  3. juice of 1 lime
  4. 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  5. 1/4 teaspoon (fine sea) salt
Instructions
  1. Boil the quinoa in 15 minutes while regularly stirring. Draining is not necessary.
  2. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
For the dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Finally, pour the dressing over your salad and garnish with extra almonds.
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calories
530
fat
36g
protein
16g
carbs
45g
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