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Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad with Radishes and Beans

Full-of-flavor, filling, and nutritious as hell, this Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad also features radishes, beans, spinach, and tomatoes. A perfect spring or summer meal!

This Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad also features radishes, beans, tomatoes, spinach, and a gorgeous sesame oil dressing. Delicious, filling, and nutritious! | yummyaddiction.com

I can’t believe there are people who don’t love radishes. If you are one of them, I’m not sure if we could ever be friends. Sorry.

Perfectly crisp, red-skinned, spicy, radishes are a true spring delicacy. Also heart-healthy, detoxifying, hydrating, and high in fiber.

This Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad also features radishes, beans, tomatoes, spinach, and a gorgeous sesame oil dressing. Delicious, filling, and nutritious! | yummyaddiction.com

Over the last few years, they have become my so called “spring-o-meter”. When I see first radishes in a local farmers’ market, it’s the best indicator for me that winter is gone.

Their peak season, unfortunately, is very short. Every country is different but in Lithuania we get to enjoy them in April, May, and June.  Not nearly enough!

The best way to enjoy radishes is a fresh, light salad. My all-time favorite is this Radish Cucumber Dill Salad which we make dozens (or even more) times every single spring. My parents have been making it since before I was born and now I am continuing the tradition.

I also tried adding these red little guys inside Chicken Rice Paper Rolls once and they were a great fit.

This Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad also features radishes, beans, tomatoes, spinach, and a gorgeous sesame oil dressing. Delicious, filling, and nutritious! | yummyaddiction.com

The only thing I have yet to try is cooking radishes. My favorite Nigel Slater in his bestseller Tender recommends ignoring any recipes that suggest cooking them (he is clearly not a fan) while Joshua McFadden in another wonderful book I got a week ago (Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables) offers recipes for grilled radishes and roasted radishes. The fact that two authors disagree on something only strengthens my desire to try it!

Not this time, though. Sorry for teasing! I promise to try cooking radishes one day and, undoubtedly, I will share my opinion with you, guys. But today it’s time for another awesome salad!

Smoked salmon and quinoa salad with radishes, beans, tomatoes, and spinach to be exact.

This Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad also features radishes, beans, tomatoes, spinach, and a gorgeous sesame oil dressing. Delicious, filling, and nutritious! | yummyaddiction.com

I and Igor, we are kind of huge smoked salmon fans. We have it almost every day, usually with rice cakes. Not too often in salads, though. That’s why I was hooked immediately when I saw this gorgeous salad recipe in a local magazine.

This smoked salmon and quinoa salad is literally packed with different flavors. Smoky fish, spicy radishes, nutty quinoa, creamy beans, fresh tomatoes… Plus spinach, onion, and a simple but amazing sesame oil dressing. I’m writing these lines and I want to repeat it so bad (I made this salad a few weeks ago but due to the blog design changes didn’t have time to post it).

This Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad also features radishes, beans, tomatoes, spinach, and a gorgeous sesame oil dressing. Delicious, filling, and nutritious! | yummyaddiction.com

I won’t even bother naming all the health benefits you get from a bowl of this salad. They are endless. It tastes good, it’s healthy, what else do you need? A perfect spring and summer salad right here.This Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad also features radishes, beans, tomatoes, spinach, and a gorgeous sesame oil dressing. Delicious, filling, and nutritious! | yummyaddiction.com

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Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad with Radishes and Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This smoked salmon, quinoa, and radish salad is packed with different flavors. Delicious, filling, and super nutritious, it makes a great spring or summer meal!

Servings: 4 people
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quinoa , cooked and cooled
  • 1 can (14 oz. or 400g) red beans , drained
  • 1/2 red onion , chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 8 medium radishes , sliced and halved
  • 2 oz. (60g) baby spinach
  • 5 oz. (140g) smoked salmon , sliced
For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic , chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine red beans, onion, tomatoes, radishes, spinach, and smoked salmon. Add the cooked quinoa and stir well.

  2. To make the dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients in a small jar with a lid and shake to blend.

  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon and Quinoa Salad with Radishes and Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 16%
Cholesterol 8.2mg 3%
Sodium 483.2mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 32.2g 11%
Sugars 4.6g
Protein 15.9g 32%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    July 20, 2017 at 7:22 am

    What a pretty salad and so healthy with quinoa and salmon being so good for your heart

    • Reply
      Jovita
      July 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      That’s right, Bintu 😉 Not only delicious but also good for your body!

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    jane @ littlesugarsnaps
    July 20, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I like radishes! They are so lovely in a salad – adding a nice peppery hit along with a burst of colour. We did try growing our own this year, but without success. I also love this salad – so healthy yet appealing.

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      Jovita
      July 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      When I’ll have my own garden someday there will be lots of radishes, that’s for sure.

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    linda spiker
    July 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I love adding quinoa to my greens! What a lovely salad!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      July 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Quinoa is so versatile!

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    Julia
    July 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I looove radishes and I also love quinoa. I would eat this for my lunch right away!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      July 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      I am pretty sure you would love it, Julia 😉

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    July 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Oh be still my heart! I could eat this beautiful salad everyday. LOVE smoked salmon and everything your crafted together in this perfect meal. I’m saving room for this recipe for sure 🙂

    • Reply
      Jovita
      July 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks for such kind words, Tricia! Let me know if you try it 😉

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