Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

Quinoa salad is one of my favourite lunches.  Filled with protein and perfect for an on-the-go filling lunch.  And you can pack a whole host of vegetables to create a one of a kind quinoa salad.

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Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Dressing
Recipe type: Salad
A delicious quinoa salad with a tangy dressing and crunchy vegetables.
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1tsp lime zest
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp thai sweet chili sauce or other Asian chili sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 can Hearts of Palm or Water Chestnuts
  • 1.5 cups cooked asparagus (cooked until tender-crisp and cooled)
  1. Cook Quinoa: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil then add 1 cup of quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Dressing: In a small bowl whisk together lime zest, juice, soy sauce, honey, chili sauce and a pinch of salt.
  3. Combine sliced hearts of palm, quinoa, asparagus and dressing and toss to combine.
  4. Chill 1 hour or overnight.
  5. Keeps fresh for a couple of days in an airtight container.
  6. Add more juice to freshen salad after 1 day.


quinoa salad with chili lime dressing


Quinoa Salad

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quinoa salad recipe


  1. Mouth watering…… it seems that all of my favorite foods are in this salad!

  2. Looks Yummy
    I have to try

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  3. This quinoa salad looks delicious. I have been introducing Quinoa to my kids more and more. I will try this :)
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  4. Tory Blum says:

    Wow, looks so delicious! Really healthy and exotic at the same time :)

  5. I dont know what quinoa is. What part of the grocery store would it be in?
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