Asian Quinoa Salad + Lorissa’s Kitchen

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Asian Quinoa Salad – a flavorful quinoa salad with colorful vegetables, tossed in a ginger sesame dressing, along with Lorissa’s Kitchen premium protein snacks, is the perfect pairing for a healthy, delicious, on-the-go snack.

Asian Quinoa Salad

I love to lead an active lifestyle, I’m an avid runner and enjoy going on long hikes on the beautiful trails here in Massachusetts as well as near our lake house in Vermont. Plus, I have three busy young kids and am constantly on-the-go taking them to their various activities.


So, it is essential that I have some healthy and delicious, portable snack options, that keep me going and don’t weigh me down. I look for snacks that taste great, are high in protein, low in fat and low in carbs, such as Lorissa’s Kitchen products.

Lorissa’s Kitchen premium protein snacks come in a variety of delicious flavors including Korean Barbeque Beef, Sweet Chili Pork and Szechuan Peppercorn Beef. Best of all, Lorissa’s Kitchen uses 100% grass-fed beef and responsibly raised pork, so these are snacks that I can feel good about enjoying.

Asian Quinoa Salad

I found Lorissa’s Kitchen products at Walmart, they are located in the checkout lanes. The Walmart I shopped at, has three checkout lanes, I found a different variety of Lorissa’s Kitchen premium protein snacks in each lane, and purchased a package of the Szechuan Peppercorn Beef, Korean Barbeque Beef and Sweet Chili Pork flavors.

Asian Quinoa Salad

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Another of my favorite go-to healthy snack options is quinoa salad. I like to make a big batch of quinoa salad and package it into individual serving sizes in portable containers and store them in my refrigerator. That way, I can toss a container in my bag for a healthy snack when I’m going for a hike or just running the kids around to their activities.

I thought a quinoa salad would be the perfect pairing with the Lorissa’s Kitchen premium protein snacks. I decided to first make a quinoa salad to pair with the Korean Barbeque Beef flavor, which is made with ingredients I have in my own kitchen including soy sauce, brown sugar, white onion and garlic. I thought an Asian Quinoa Salad would pair nicely with those flavors.

This Asian Quinoa Salad is so easy to make, I first prepare the quinoa according to the package directions. When the quinoa is finished cooking, I fluff it with a fork and set it aside to cool.

Asian Quinoa Salad

Next, I gather and prepare the other ingredients for the salad including julienned carrots and red bell pepper, sliced green onions and shelled edamame.

Asian Quinoa Salad

I then prepare the ginger sesame dressing by whisking together, in a large mixing bowl, olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, minced fresh ginger, toasted sesame seeds, soy sauce and honey. I add the cooled quinoa along with the other salad ingredients to the dressing and toss to combine.

Asian Quinoa Salad

And, that’s it, this delicious Asian Quinoa Salad is ready. It can be served right away or stored in the refrigerator. I like to package this quinoa salad into individual portioned containers and store them in my refrigerator to have on hand for an easy, healthy snack or to toss in my bag when I’m on-the-go.

Asian Quinoa Salad

Ginger and sesame is one of my favorite dressing flavor combinations and it goes so well with the nutty quinoa and all the vegetables in this delicious and colorful Asian Quinoa Salad.

Asian Quinoa Salad

This flavorful Asian Quinoa Salad pairs so nicely with the Lorissa’s Kitchen Korean Barbeque Beef, together they are the perfect pairing for a healthy and satisfying snack, that is packed with protein and keeps me going.

Asian Quinoa Salad

Lorissa’s Kitchen Korean Barbeque Beef along with a container of Asian Quinoa Salad is a great snack for enjoying after a run, taking on a hike or just when I’m on-the-go, running the kids around to their various activities.

Asian Quinoa Salad

I love that Lorissa’s Kitchen premium protein snacks are made with 100% grass-fed beef and responsibly raised pork, so that I can enjoy amazing, farm-to-table flavor without compromise.

Asian Quinoa Salad

This delicious Asian Quinoa Salad, with all the colorful veggies and ginger sesame dressing, along with Lorissa’s Kitchen Korean Barbeque Beef is perfect for a healthy and satisfying snack, post workout, on-the-go or anytime.

What is your favorite healthy, on-the-go snack? Please let me know in the comments below!

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Asian Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 - 8 snack or side dish servings

Asian Quinoa Salad

Asian Quinoa Salad - a flavorful quinoa salad with colorful vegetables, tossed in a ginger sesame dressing, is perfect a healthy snack, side dish or light meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ½ cups shelled edamame
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned (pieces should be about 1 ½ inch in length)
  • 2 – 3 carrots, julienned (pieces should be about 1 ½ inch in length)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (about ¼ cup)

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions; set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, sesame seeds, soy sauce and honey.
  3. Add in the quinoa, edamame, red bell pepper, carrots and green onions and toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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35 comments

  1. NIcky says:

    This quinoa salad looks delicious. I love all those flavors. I just bought Lorissa’s Kitchen jerky today. It is really good and it’s good to know it’s made with responsibly raised cows/pork.

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