quinoa spring market salad

Quinoa Spring Market Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes



  • 3/4 cups red and white quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Pinch of sea salt

Green beans:

  • 150 g long green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • 1/4 cup carrot sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/8 cup radishes sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 cup multi colored cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/8 cup sprouted bean mix

caramelized onion:

  • 1/2 cup yellow onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt, sugar, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and yellow curry
  • 1 tbsp water
  • At the end add a pat of butter


  • 1Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp white fig balsamic
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of sugar


  • 2 Tbsp creamy feta
  • 1 tsp finely chopped parsley



  1. In a medium sauce pan add quinoa, water and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 12-15 minutes uncovered.
  3. Take off heat and set aside.

Caramelized onions:

  1. Drizzle olive oil into saute pan and bring to a low to medium heat.
  2. Add in onion and saute for a couple of minutes.
  3. Sprinkle in salt, sugar, pepper, onion powder, and yellow curry.
  4. Pour in water and let simmer till onions become translucent and golden in color about 3 minutes.

Green beans:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  2. Place in green beans
  3. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Rinse them in cold water and drain.
  5. Heat up grill.
  6. Place beans into a bowl and add olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, and minced garlic.
  7. Heat up the barbecue and place beans into a metal perforated grilling bowl.
  8. Place bowl with greens onto barbecue and grill for about 5 minutes until you see a char starting on the beans.
  9. Take off grill and place in a bowl to cool.


  1. In a bowl whisk canola oil, tahini, sesame oil, white balsamic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and sugar. Blend until well incorporated.


  1. Take quinoa and fork lightly to fluff the grain, then place in bowl.
  2. Arrange all the other ingredients, carrots, radishes, caramelized onion, green beans, and sprouted bean mix in parts in the bowl.
  3. Place dressing in a serving dish after whisking it a bit more.


  1. This is an intimate and interactive dish where you and your guests can pick and choose from the serving dish.
  2. Drizzle some dressing.
  3. Crumble some feta.
  4. A nice dusting of parsley.
  5. And there you have it. Happy Spring!
  6. Enjoy!


For a vegan option, omit the feta.


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
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