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Spring Quinoa Salad with Sesame-Maple Dressing

spring quinoa

Slightly Modified a Recipe from Blissful Basil | Serves: 3| Time: ~30 min


Spring Quinoa Salad

1 cup #quinoa

1 3/4 cups water

4–6 #radishes, trimmed and cut into matchsticks

3 medium #carrots, peeled and julienned

1 cup #peas

1/3 cup cilantro leaves, chopped

1/d #zucchini, chopped

Sesame-Maple Dressing

2 tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

1 tbsp coconut aminos

Fun fact. World Wildlife Foundation has listed quinoa as one of the top 50 foods for healthier people and a healthier planet. Feel good about yourself.


Thoroughly rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve or colander. Then, bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the quinoa, return to a boil, and cook over medium heat for 12 minutes, uncovered, or until quinoa has absorbed most of the water, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the remaining salad ingredients. Transfer to a large serving bowl.

Make the Sesame-Maple Dressing by vigorously whisking the vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, and coconut aminos in a small mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

What I ate and drank today

96 oz of water

2 bananas

Cheese & mustard sandwich


Buckwheat waffle

Quinoa salad


50 squats

~3.5 miles of walking

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