Quinoa and Two Bean Salad

Jan Cook


This is hearty enough for a main dish salad or take to-go!


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20 Min
35 Min
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1 1/2 c
green beans, fresh or frozen, cut
1 1/3 c
3/4 c
quinoa, uncooked, rinsed, well-drained
15 oz
great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 c
green onions, sliced
5 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
basil, fresh, chopped (1 tsp dried)
1 clove
garlic, minced
5 dash(es)
hot pepper sauce (optional)
lettuce leaves or fresh greens to serve

How to Make Quinoa and Two Bean Salad


  • 1In medium saucepan,combine green beans, water and quinoa. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2In medium bowl, combine cooked quinoa mixture, Great Northern beams and onions; mix well. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 3Meanwhile, in small jar with tight-fitting lid, combine lemon juice, oil, basil, garlic and hot pepper sauce (optional); shake well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 4Just before serving, pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve on fresh greens or lettuce leaves.

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About Quinoa and Two Bean Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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