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May 14th, 2012 | Quinoa Mustard & Agave Bean Salad

So if you saw my Mother’s Day post yesterday, I mentioned this amazing salad. This is one of my new favourites and it was really easy to make. You can make the dressing days, or weeks in advanced.

It’s a chilled salad – perfect for a warm day either as lunch or a side at dinner. It can be surprisingly filling. The dressing is the real star of this recipe. I used some of it the next day on a salad with lettuce, corn, bacon bits and hardboiled eggs. I think it’s my new favourite salad. It could be a side or even a full lunch.

Quinoa Mustard & Agave Bean Salad

Ingredients

Dressing:
• 1/3 c grapeseed oil
• 1/4 tsp dijon mustard
• 3/4 tsp mustard
• 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp agave syrup
• 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• Dried spices – lemon & pepper seasoning, garlic powder, mustard seed, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.

Salad:
• 1 bag green beans, cooked and then chilled
• 1 package gourmet grape tomatoes (yellow, orange, red, etc)
• 1/4 c quinoa

Method

1. Mix the dressing together, pour as much dressing as you like over the salad and let it marinate for half an hour to an hour in the fridge so that the beans really absorbs the flavour. Serve chilled.  I used almost all of the dressing when I made this. It was a huge hit. It’s the perfect combination of sweet & tanginess. Store leftover dressing in a tightly sealed mason jar.

 


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  • Disastrousjane

    EEP! i´m going to make this right now for lunch! just got home from the grocery store with lots of fresh stuff :)

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I promise you’ll love it! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/crisperchicklet Miss Cris

    Looks DELISH Kait.  I’m curious how that soup was made. ^^  Looking forward to all the yummy recipes!

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      Soup is up now ;).
      Both of them were really easy to make!

  • Anne

    this looks delicious!

    • http://misskaitonline.com Kait

      I’m craving more!

  • Elizabeth @ Please Note

    DEFINITELY going to give this a try!

  • Emilyhavibaker

    may have to try this recipe :) but tomatos are a no go with my so i’ll have to do some replacement 

  • http://profiles.google.com/hollcrawford Holly Crawford

    This looks so good, we just bought TONS of green beans & I have a giant bag of quinoa… and I just wrote this recipe down.  I think I’m going to have to make it tomorrow!  Might add some red onions in, too!  Yum!

  • AmySue

    This looks delicious!  I want to make it for a cookout this weekend.  How many people does this serve?  Also, where do the spices come in – do you just add to the dressing to taste?

  • Shane Prather

    This looks simply delectable!  I must try the recipe!

    xo Shane
    shaneprather.blogspot.com