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Quinoa Salad with Green Beans and Artichokes

A fresh and healthy salad full of amazing flavors.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 144kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 10 cloves garlic peeled (if some are really big, you can cut them in half)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked pre-packaged quinoa
  • 8 ounce green beans
  • 1/2 yellow squash
  • ounce One 12 jar of marinated artichokes not in a can
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cracked black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Lay the garlic cloves on a baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil. Place in the oven and roast for about 10-12 minutes, checking and moving them around at the 5 minute mark. let them cool when golden brown and soft.
  • Follow the package directions to make the quinoa and then let it cool once it's done. You can keep it in the fridge to help speed things up.
  • Slice the green beans in thirds and add to a pot of boiling water. Boil for two minutes and then transfer the beans to a bowl filled with ice water. Drain and set aside.
  • Cut the squash into thin strips.
  • Transfer the cool quinoa to a large bowl and add the green beans, squash, garlic, the whole artichoke jar contents, sunflower seeds, balsamic, cumin,salt and pepper.
  • Toss all of the ingredients together and serve at once or store in the fridge until ready to use.


Calories: 144kcal