Healthy Quinoa Salad with Sesame-Crusted Salmon & Tahini Dressing

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20Ingredients
35Minutes
320Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup quinoa (mixed, red and white)
  • 3 spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 red pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 green pepper (diced)
  • 1 carrot (peeled & grated)
  • 1 handful mushrooms (I used bunashimeji from Japan)
  • 3 coriander (roughly chopped)
  • 1 handful fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 handful edamame
  • 1 cucumber (small, diced)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/3 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 lemon
  • sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • vegetable oil
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    Directions

    1. Begin by boiling a pot of water for the quinoa. While the quinoa is cooking, you may go ahead and place all the herbs and vegetables in a mixing bowl. The mushrooms must be separately cooked in a frying pan and mixed into the salad bowl.
    2. Once the quinoa is cooked, set aside to cool. Prepare the tahini lemon dressing by mixing the yoghurt, tahini and lemon juice thoroughly in a small mixing bowl.
    3. Take the salmon sashimi slices and dip them into the soy sauce and brown sugar mixture. Then gently coat them in sesame seeds. (The soy/sugar mixture will caramelise and create a tasty compliment for the salmon). Heat up a frying pan with vegetable oil on high heat and carefully sear the salmon on both sides until the sesame seeds have achieved a lovely golden brown colour. This should take a few minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon.
    4. Add the cooled quinoa to the large mixing bowl with the vegetables and stir in the dressing little by little. Top with warm slices of sesame-crusted salmon.
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    NutritionView More

    320Calories
    Sodium28% DV680mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein24% DV12g
    Carbs16% DV47g
    Fiber36% DV9g
    Calories320Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol<5mg1%
    Sodium680mg28%
    Potassium790mg23%
    Protein12g24%
    Calories from Fat110
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate47g16%
    Dietary Fiber9g36%
    Sugars7g14%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C100%
    Calcium15%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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