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Edamame Quinoa Salad
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Edamame Quinoa Salad

Edamame Quinoa Salad is for lunch on Sweet Caramel Sunday! With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, you will have the method to be able to make this dish today! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: edamame quinoa salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 438kcal
Author: Adrianne

Ingredients

Edamame Quinoa Salad

  • 2 cups dried quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 200g edamame shelled
  • 4 eggs free range
  • 200 grams streaky bacon
  • 1 425g chickpeas

Basil Pesto Drizzle

  • 1 cup low fat greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place a wire rack over a lined baking tray and place bacon onto rack
  • Cook bacon for 20mins until crispy
  • In a medium sized saucepan, boil the eggs for 6 minutes. Then rinse, fill saucepan with cold water and peel when cooled
  • Use the same saucepan to cook the quinoa by adding the 4 cups of water and 2 cups of dried quinoa. Turn off heat once the water has been absorbed
  • When the bacon is cooled, chop into small pieces using kitchen scissors
  • When the eggs are peeled, finely slice 
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas 
  • Heat edamame for 3 minutes in the microwave 
  • Combine quinoa, edamame, eggs, bacon and chickpeas in a large salad bowl 

Basil Pesto Drizzle

  • Combine yoghurt, lemon juice and basil pesto in blender jug, blitz to combine. 

Notes

  • This salad can be served warm or cold
  • For a dinner option, grill some haloumi pieces and place on top 
  • I used tri colour quinoa but any colour will do
  • You will have extra drizzle than you need. This is so you can redrizzle if you are taking the salad to work for lunches etc 
  • Store bought basil pesto is fine - I use the Basil Pesto Dip from Aldi for mine (fridge section) 
  • The eggs will take 6 minutes to be hard boiled. If you want them to be a bit runnier, then cook them for 4 minutes instead. (They will be a bit messier, but then you get a lovely bit of runny yolk mixed into the dish!)

Nutrition

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3.2mg