Quinoa and Edamame Salad

This nutritious dish makes a great lunch or snack on a hot summer day.  It’s packed with fiber and protein so will not go hungry.  Quinoa is an amazing superfood.  For more information on quinoa check out my Quinoa Fruit Salad recipe!


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 medium cucumber
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 cup prepared edamame
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil over medium heat
  • Let boil for 5 minutes stirring occasionally and reduce heat and let cook for an additional 10 minutes or until water has evaporated
  • Chop red onion and cucumber into bite size pieces and add to cooled quinoa
  • Mix in edamame, feta, and chopped parsley
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, and pepper and drizzle over quinoa salad
  • Serve chilled

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: about 1 cup (149g), Calories: 277, Calories from Fat: 94, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 114mg, Total Carbohydrate: 44g, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 2%, Vitamin C: 7%, Calcium: 11%, Iron:  17%

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