Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary | thefirstyearblog.com
Salad season just got a whole lot tastier.

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary | thefirstyearblog.com
I suppose now that its warmer, I should swap our favorite dish of mashed potato supreme for something lighter.

This quinoa and bell pepper salad with rosemary is perfect. I don’t have to turn on my oven and from start to finish it takes under 30 minutes.

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary | thefirstyearblog.com

Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa to equal 2 & 1/3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 bell peppers, your choice of color, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can corn, drained
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried coriander

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa as directed on the package, until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Quinoa triples after its cooked, so 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa will yield about 2 & 1/3 cups cooked quinoa.
  2. Once the quinoa is cooked, put it in the refrigerator to cool.
  3. Diced the peppers and green onions. Drain the corn.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, peppers, corn, green onions, lemon juice, honey, oil, vinegar, rosemary and coriander. The salad can be served cold or warm.

Recipe adapted from 500 Salads

http://thefirstyearblog.com/quinoa-and-bell-pepper-salad-with-rosemary/

Grill up some chicken and you just created a great summer dinner.

If you’re looking for dessert, I highly suggest our recipe for Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Hot Fudge Ice Cream. No churning and no ice cream maker required!

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28 Responses to “Quinoa and Bell Pepper Salad with Rosemary”

  1. Christie — May 12, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Love that you used rosemary and coriander. They are some of my favorite spices.

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Coriander is newer to me and I really like it!

  2. I CRAVE salads like this in warmer weather. Love it girl!

  3. Back for Seconds — May 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

    This salad sounds great, and the pictures are beautiful!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Stephanie, thank you!!

  4. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — May 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Looks love and fresh Beth!

  5. Elizabeth — May 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I must admit that I haven’t used quinoa very much, but I am very intrigued. I just planted some rosemary, so this is a must try!! Thanks for posting!!

  6. Karly — May 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    This looks incredible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  7. janet pesaturo — May 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    What beautiful photos of a delicious looking salad! Pinned.

  8. Emily @ Two Purple Couches — May 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I’m always looking for quinoa recipes to try; this one sounds delicious!

  9. Isadora @ she likes food — May 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I’m always happy to see a new quinoa salad recipe! I have some friends who have a huge rosemary plant, but they hate rosemary, so they are constantly giving me big bunches of it. For some reason I’ve never thought to pair rosemary with quinoa, I’m totally trying that next time :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 22, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Oh lucky you! I’d love free bunches of rosemary!

  10. Nicole — May 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    This sounds delicious Beth. Love quinoa salads. The combination of honey and rosemary sounds wonderful.
    Pinning this one!

  11. carol — June 1, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    has anyone actually made this?

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      We made it and loved it! Do you have specific questions?

  12. Helen — June 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    How many does the recipe serve?

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Helen, about 3-5 people as a side dish. Enjoy!

  13. Christie - Food Done Light — June 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I like all the flavor you put into this salad. Quinoa really needs it. This is going to be delicious!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      I agree Christie, without some pizzazz quinoa can be a little bland.

  14. I love all of the colors and your photos are beautiful!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Jessica, thank you!

  15. tanya — June 5, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh my goodness Beth, this looks so good! Yellow peppers are so sweet, I just love them. This is a great way to get more quinoa in my diet.

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Haha, I love that Tanya.. I need more quinoa in my diet too!

  16. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — June 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

    This is so beautiful, Beth! The perfect summer side dish :)

  17. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I love using quinoa in recipes lately! So I’m all over this!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I totally agree with you Ashley!

  18. I love swapping in quinoa and adding rosemary?! I feel like it instantly makes it so gourmet :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 5, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      Haha yes, I feel fancy when I buy it at the grocery store!

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