This garlicky edamame and quinoa salad is a fabulous throw-together meal that takes only 30 minutes to make. Slideshow:  30-Minute Recipes 

Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Todd Porter and Diane Cu
January 2013


Credit: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Recipe Summary

30 mins


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  • In a medium saucepan combine the quinoa, water, and salt and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Allow to cool to room temperature.

  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil, then add the shallots and garlic. Cook until soft, about 1 minute.

  • Stir in the edamame, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through and edamame is tender. Season with black pepper and set aside to cool.

  • In a large bowl, toss together the quinoa, edamame mixture, radishes, cucumbers, and herbs. Drizzle with soy sauce to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled.