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Radish Quinoa Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing (Oil Free)

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Source: Chelsea - Victae.com


Serves
4
Prep
5 minutes
Cook
15 minutes

Crunchy radishes, sweet and citrusy dressing, and protein-packed quinoa, this salad is not your average, boring salad 😉 It’s best cold or room temperature, so it makes the perfect meal prep lunch item, too! 


Ingredients


What (your ingredients):


1 cup quinoa


2 cups water


Dash of salt


6-8 Easter radishes


1 orange


½ lemon


 


1 tablespoon honey


Directions


How (your directions):


In a medium sauté pan, combine quinoa, water, and a dash of salt.  Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, finely dice radishes and set aside.


To make the oil-free dressing, juice and strain 1 orange and ½ lemon into a jar.  Add honey and a dash of salt, then whisk or shake vigorously until well combined.


When the quinoa has finished cooking, pour into a large bowl.  Add radishes and honey citrus dressing, stirring to combine evenly.


Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow quinoa to absorb dressing and cool.


Serve with slices of avocado or slivered almonds (or both!) over a bed of leafy greens.


 


Enjoy!


Why (the science):  You may think that this meal is rich in vitamin C from the citrus, but radishes are also a rich source of vitamin C.  Vitamin C helps your body produce collagen and is essential for fat metabolism!


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