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Carrot Quinoa Salad

July 29, 2022
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Photo by Bowlofyum
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Delicious flavors in this tasty bowl—carrots, quinoa, dates, pepitas, and fresh dill with a simple citrus dressing. Great as a side salad or hearty enough as a stand-alone lunch. —Bowlofyum

What You'll Need
  • Salad
  • 1 cup Red quinoa
  • 4 Carrots
  • 4 cups Arugula
  • 8 Dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 handful Fresh dill
  • Dressing
  • 4 Lemons, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • Pinch Salt
  1. Cook the quinoa per the manufacturer’s instructions. Set aside to cool.
  2. Cut the carrots into ribbons using a peeler. When the carrot is too thin to peel, chop the remaining amount into matchsticks.
  3. Make the dressing. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a separate small bowl. Be generous with the pepper, it really makes the dressing.
  4. Combine the quinoa, carrot ribbons/matchsticks, arugula, chopped dates, pepitas, feta, and dill in a large bowl. Make sure the quinoa has cooled off enough so it does not melt the feta. Lastly, add the dressing and stir to combine. Yum!
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