A delightful blend of nutty quinoa, fresh vegetables, and a zesty sesame ginger dressing, this Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad is a perfect combination of flavors and textures. It’s not only delicious but also packed with nutrition.
Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook quinoa according to package instructions and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and cilantro.
- In a small bowl, whisk together sesame seeds, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and fresh ginger.
- Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss until well combined.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and cilantro before serving, if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 10g