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Gluten-free Soy-free Vegan Japanese Quinoa Salad Recipe
Posted By yum On July 25, 2010 @ 6:59 pm In Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Japanese, Nut Free, Quinoa, Rice Free, Salad, Salad Dressing, Soy Free, Vegan | 5 Comments
The other day I was thumbing through one of my favorite cooking magazines and came across a recipe for a cold quinoa summer salad, with tomatoes and italian herbs. It sounded lovely, but somehow I just wasn’t in the mood for an Italian quinoa salad. Instead, I was in the mood for something distinctly more… Japanese. It may have been because earlier that day I’d gone with my Father to a Japanese restaurant and watched him eat a tasty bento while I sipped on a Jamba Juice (all fruit, no dairy, no soy, bless them). But whatever the reason, I wanted sesame in the saltiest, most umami  way. Thank goodness Baby Yum seems to be doing well with the inclusion of sesame in my diet. I’d excluded it for many long months because sesame is a rising allergen, recognized as one of the top eleven allergens in Canada and other countries where it is a common ingredient. I thought about cold Japanese noodle dishes, popular in the summer, with their sesame infused soy and vinegar sauces. It was a day earmarked for quinoa, and so I thought perhaps I could make a sesame quinoa salad that broke from the Italian mold and ran straight for the island of Japan, fusion style. This lovely and light salad was the result. I think it could give any noodle salad a run for its money, with a good amount more protein and whole grain goodness. I added avocado in a nod to my favorite vegan fusion roll- the avocado roll. Ah, how I love you with rice, avocado. But it turns out, I also love you with quinoa.
For more creative “Japanese” takes on quinoa, try my Quinoa Sushi Roll Recipe 
Still looking for the perfect, gluten and soy-free quinoa recipe? Try these.
Quinoa Tahini Mint Salad Recipe 
Japanese Inspired Quinoa Recipe 
Crockpot Quinoa Recipe 
Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Recipe 
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad 
Red Quinoa with Butternut Squash Recipe 
Lime Quinoa Salad with Mint Recipe 
Quinoa with Summer Vegetables Recipe 
Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Recipe 
Quinoa Salad with Yellow Tomatoes Recipe 
Quinoa Black Bean and Butternut Squash Recipe 
Lemon Quinoa Salad Recipe 
Big Bowl of Quinoa Recipe 
Italian Quinoa Salad Recipe 
San Antonio Quinoa Recipe 
Quinoa Parsley and Pepper Salad Recipe 
*I use Coconut Secret  for my soy-free gluten-free un-soy sauce.
Quinoa Avocado Sesame Chirashi Salad Recipe
Serving of Cooked Quinoa
1/2 fresh avocado, cubed
Black sesame seeds
Put your cooked quinoa in a bowl and top with avocado to taste. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
Drizzle dressing over quinoa. Enjoy!
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.bookofyum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/quinoachirashi2.jpg
 umami: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami
 Quinoa Sushi Roll Recipe: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/soy-free-and-rice-free-challenge-gluten-free-quinoa-vegetarian-sushi-recipe-with-no-soy-sauce-4553.html
 Quinoa Tahini Mint Salad Recipe: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/gluten-free-menu-vegan-quinoa-soy-free-dairy-free-tahini-mint-salad-recipe-4129.html
 Japanese Inspired Quinoa Recipe: http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2009/01/japanese_inspired_quinoa.php
 Crockpot Quinoa Recipe: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/07/crockpot-quinoa-casserole.html
 Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Recipe: http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/03/29/black-bean-and-quinoa-chili/
 Mediterranean Quinoa Salad: http://www.adventuresofaglutenfreemom.com/2010/01/mediterranean-quinoa-salad/
 Red Quinoa with Butternut Squash Recipe: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2010/01/red-quinoa-with-butternet-squash.html
 Lime Quinoa Salad with Mint Recipe: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/08/lime-quinoa-salad-with-mint.html
 Quinoa with Summer Vegetables Recipe: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2009/06/quinoa-with-summer-vegetables.html
 Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Recipe: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2009/04/quinoa-stuffed-portobello-mushrooms.html
 Quinoa Salad with Yellow Tomatoes Recipe: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2009/07/quinoa-salad-with-yellow-tomatoes.html
 Quinoa Black Bean and Butternut Squash Recipe: http://www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com/quinoa-black-bean-and-butternut-squash-salad/
 Lemon Quinoa Salad Recipe: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001493.html
 Big Bowl of Quinoa Recipe: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001564.html
 Italian Quinoa Salad Recipe: http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/07/18/italian-style-quinoa-salad/
 San Antonio Quinoa Recipe: http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/05/06/san-antonio-quinoa
 Quinoa Parsley and Pepper Salad Recipe: http://justbento.com/handbook/recipe-collection-mains/quinoa-parsley-and-pepper-salad
 Coconut Secret: http://www.coconutsecret.com/aminos2.html
 Main Course: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Main Course
 Alternative Grains: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Alternative Grains
 Japanese: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Japanese
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