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Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables
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Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

For this lively, bright salad, Carla Hall combines herb-scented red quinoa with radishes, green peas and lima beans. Hall recommends rinsing the quinoa to get rid of the bitterness, and draining off any liquid after cooking so the grains remain fluffy.

  1. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  2. 1 cup red quinoa, rinsed and drained
  3. 1 1/2 cups water
  4. 1/2 cup white wine
  5. 2 tarragon sprigs
  6. 2 thyme sprigs
  7. 1 cup frozen lima beans
  8. 1 cup frozen peas
  9. 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  10. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  11. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  12. 2 teaspoons honey
  13. Kosher salt
  14. Freshly ground pepper
  15. 5 radishes, thinly sliced (2 cups)
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the quinoa and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 2 minutes. Add the water, wine, tarragon and thyme and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, until the quinoa is tender; drain any extra liquid if necessary. Discard the tarragon and thyme sprigs. Spread the quinoa on a large rimmed baking sheet and cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water. In a small saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the lima beans for 2 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute longer. Drain and immediately transfer to the ice water. When cool, drain again.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the olive oil, mustard and honey and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the quinoa, lima beans, peas and radishes and season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Make Ahead The salad can be refrigerated overnight.
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