Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

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Jennie Barnes Modified: March 24, 2022
Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

How To Make Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas

Create a healthy and delicious salad for your next potluck with this quinoa salad recipe with some added crispness from pumpkin seeds and snap peas!

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½lbsugar snap peas
  • cupsquinoa
  • ¼cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 3tbspwhite wine vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½cuppumpkin seeds
  • ½cupchives

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan of boiling salted water, simmer the peas until bright green and crisp-tender.

  2. Drain and spread out on a large plate to cool, then pat dry. Cut the peas on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until all of the water has evaporated and the quinoa is tender.

  4. Uncover and fluff the quinoa, then transfer to a large bowl and let cool to room temperature.

  5. In a bowl, combine the oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Add the peas to the quinoa with the pumpkin seeds, chives, and dressing; stir.

  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve at room temperature or lightly chilled.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 335.22kcal
  • Fat: 19.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.67g
  • Fiber: 4.79g
  • Sugar: 1.74g
  • Protein: 10.48g
  • Sodium: 265.32mg
  • Calcium: 47.09mg
  • Potassium: 418.53mg
  • Iron: 3.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 29.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.21mg
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