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Power Coconut Lime Quinoa Salad


Ingredients:

  • Salad:
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups purple cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 English cucumber, seeded and cut in moon slices
  • 2 cups Edamame, shelled
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted*
  • Dressing:
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients into a small Mason jar or container with a lid. Shake well until blended and put aside.

Add the quinoa to a large bowl. Add each ingredient separately and toss so that the quinoa gets mixed in with everything.

Add the dressing, toss and serve.
*There are 2 Methods to toast coconut
Stove Top:
Place the desired amount of coconut flakes in a skillet. Cook over medium heat and toss frequently so it doesn’t burn. It should take 3-4 minutes approximately.
Oven:
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the coconut in a single layer. The flakes will toast quickly, so make sure you watch it!