Clean Eating Green Bean Quinoa Recipe

Clean Eating Green Bean Quinoa Salad

A light yet filling quinoa salad that gives you a very tasty dose of veggies to boot!

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Calories 214 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 cup dry quinoa (rinsed will in a fine-meshed sieve)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth - plus extra for the veggies if you haven't par-boiled them. About 1/2 to 1 cup (no sugar added, low sodium is good too)
  • 3 cups sliced carrots (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter (optional, for extra flavor)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped shallots (diced fine)
  • 8 oz. green beans (raw, prepared)
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • salt and pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a medium pot, combine the thoroughly rinsed quinoa with the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook until all the liquid has cooked out. (about 20-30 minutes)

  3. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a dish that will chill the quinoa in the fridge while you cook the vegetables.

  4. In a large skille, bring the extra vegetable broth to a boil and add the carrots. Cover with a lid, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove lid.

  5. Add the oil and butter (it's okay if there is still some liquid in the pan. It will cook out). 

  6. Add the shallots, and continue cooking over low to medium heat until the shallots are translucent.

  7. Add in the green beans and cook for about another 3 minutes or so, or until the green beans are cooked to your liking.

  8. Stir in the green onions thoroughly, then remove the pan from heat and continue to stir for about 30 seconds as it cools a bit.

  9. You can stir the vegetable into the quinoa now or chill them separately and mix just before serving. Your choice.

  10. Once everything is mixed, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Green Bean Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup (approximately))
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 381mg17%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 11345IU227%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.