Quinoa Radicchio Wraps with Chia Seed Vinaigrette

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A simple quinoa salad with white beans, pomegranate seeds, sweet pepper, and onion, tossed with a chia seed Dijon vinaigrette wrapped in refreshingly bitter radicchio lettuce leaves in this delicious, low-fat, and gluten-free appetizer.

Chia Seed Dijon VinaigretteSalad
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 120 ml Water
  • 2 tbsp White balsamic
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 clove Garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 head Radicchio
  • Quinoa, cooked
  • White beans, cooked
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • 1 Green bell pepper, peeled and diced
  • 1 small Red onion, diced
  • Chives
  • Red onion rings
  1. Mix together the chia seeds and water in a bowl, stirring well. Set aside until it becomes gel-like, about 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the chia seed gel, white balsamic, Dijon mustard, chilli flakes, maple syrup and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Rinse the radicchio and pat dry. Cut radicchio in half and separate the leaves into serving shells.
  4. In a large salad bowl, add in the cooked quinoa, white beans, pomegranate seeds, diced bell pepper and red onions. Pour some prepared chia seed vinaigrette into the salad. Toss until well blended. Spoon the salad into the radicchio shells. Garnish with chives and onion rings.

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Asha Shivakumar 29/9/13 05:40

OMG!! This looks so good Angie. Love the idea of the vinaigrette and those wraps look colorful, absolutely delicious. Would be so perfect for parties too. A beautiful post.

Chris Scheuer 29/9/13 06:06

These wraps are just gorgeous Angie. And who could dream up something as amazing as that chia seed vinaigrette? I love all the colors and textures going on here, truly a feast for the eyes!!

Anonymous 29/9/13 08:22

Wonderful photography Angie (especially love the contrasting aqua backboard in the first few pics)!

nayna 29/9/13 09:31

Refreshing, colourful and so vibrant.Amazing clicks.

What's Baking?? 29/9/13 11:14

Not only does it looks delicious, it looks so pretty. So full of flavor and beautiful color. You did great, Angie!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 29/9/13 11:44

Beautiful, healthy and flavorful! A great combination.



Anonymous 29/9/13 12:22

Absolutely perfect for summer - delicious Angie!
:-) Mandy xo

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 29/9/13 12:41

Gorgeous wraps. The vinaigrette sounds like it's really full of flavor with the mustard, maple syrup and the chili flakes. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Veronica Ng 29/9/13 13:08

I really love your vinaigrette and your salad looks so tempting. Must try this. I must say your photography skill is extraordinary.

Lenia 29/9/13 14:37

Once more I am amazed!Love the wraps,love the original sauce!
Keep up cooking delicious healthy food!

Helene Dsouza 29/9/13 15:02

Another magnificent salad creation! I am eying your vinaigrette, so smart to add chia seeds. yum Angie!

My Kitchen Stories. 29/9/13 15:03

Oh my goodness how much more colourful and delicious could this be?

Anonymous 29/9/13 15:29

I think you are really one creative clever woman,... That mustard chia dressing takes this salad to a whole new level, Angie!!! AMAZING!!!!! xxx :)

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 29/9/13 16:08

I just love how healthy this recipe is!

Lora 29/9/13 17:00

This is gorgeous and that Chia Seed vinaigrette = WOW.

Lite Home Bake 29/9/13 17:02

Amazing, the color combination is so beautiful on top of it being something so healthy!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 29/9/13 17:49

Angie, I adore your beautiful and colorful radicchio cups filled with such an array of healthy combination of favorites that I love. The best part is the vinaigrette...genius! xo

Beth 29/9/13 17:51

Such beautiful colours! They're almost too pretty to eat.

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 29/9/13 17:55

I just want to tell you that your pin button sure is a huge improvement from a couple weeks before when nothing showed up. It brings up the entire group of all your recent photos...wonder if mine works as well as your 'pin' option does. Pinned your gorgeous radicchio wraps!

cquek 29/9/13 18:08

completely and utterly gorgeous. almost too pretty to eat!

Nammi 29/9/13 18:36

wow, gorgeous pictures Angie!!. my biggest problem with making vinaigrette is balancing the flavours, any tips?

Rebecca Subbiah 29/9/13 19:47

this is fun love all the textures

Nizz 29/9/13 20:12

Looks beautiful and delicious!!

GG 29/9/13 22:31

The chia seed vinaigrette looks delicious. A really colourful tasty dish. GG

Belinda 29/9/13 23:14

What an unusual and healthy combination - never thought of a chia seed vinaigrette!

Jasna Varcakovic 30/9/13 00:13

Beautiful red 'cups', filled with goodness...

The Yum List 30/9/13 01:21

What an original presentation!

OohLookBel 30/9/13 01:58

Love these wraps with radicchio; they are so pretty as well =)

Rosita Vargas 30/9/13 02:17

Que rico y colorido saludable yexcelente aderezo,abrazos.

Veena Theagarajan 30/9/13 03:13

my type of starter.. Must try.. I have book marked it

Abbe@This is How I Cook 30/9/13 05:37

Love that there is no oil in this dressing. Do the chia seeds make up for that? Still have not tried them and I'm interested in the gel that everyone talks about. This look super delicious Angie!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 30/9/13 05:51

So mouthwatering!! And I love the creativity with chia seed vinaigrette. Who would've thought :)

Guru Uru 30/9/13 06:12

So colourful and beautiful and delicious - all boxes ticked :D


Gerry @Foodness Gracious 30/9/13 06:56

Nice Angie, these would make a fine lunch!

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 30/9/13 08:48

What a gorgeous salad Angie! I love it served in a radicchio cup --yum!

Anne Regalado 30/9/13 12:03

The chia vinaigrette sounds wonderful , Angie ! Will look for that next time . The salad looks refreshing and I'm sure it taste as good as it looks !

Alida 30/9/13 12:10

I come from the "land of radicchio"! :-) I grew up with it and I love its hearty taste. I love what you have done here. It is a lovely way of enjoying it and so nice to present it like that especially if you have guests. Very nice Angie. X

Reeni 30/9/13 14:48

I love everything you tossed in here Angie! Colorful and delicious and I bet a real joy to eat!

Liz Berg 30/9/13 15:30

Wow, what healthy, yummy wraps. I'm a huge fan of quinoa...and would love to try these beauties!

Shirley Tay 30/9/13 16:03

That's such a healthy & easy way to serve a healthy meal, Angie!

Raven Cauthon 30/9/13 16:38

This is so inventive! I love how chia seeds swell like that haha. So much fun :-)

Fimère 30/9/13 16:47

jolie présentation vous avez dû vous régaler
bonne journée

Catherine 30/9/13 17:29

Dear Angie, A beautiful dish that I would very much enjoy. It is not only healthy but looks lovely. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Koko 30/9/13 17:34

I can't believe that I haven't thought to add chia seeds to a vinaigrette! It just looks so appealing with the flecks of chia in there! I love this recipe!

wok with ray 30/9/13 20:53

Oh my goodness how pretty those wraps are. I'm sure just a drizzle of the vinaigrette will go a long way.

Jeanette 30/9/13 21:44

Angie - that Chia Seed Vinaigrette really caught my idea - love that!

Gwen 30/9/13 21:52

I love this! I'm big on wraps for lunch and loving the healthy flavors in these.

grace 30/9/13 22:10

that vinaigrette is GORGEOUS! what a nifty idea for a dressing, and the salad itself is lovely too. :)

Medeja 1/10/13 01:31

You make such simple things look so beautiful! I would feel sorry to eat it :)

Amy (Savory Moments) 1/10/13 02:58

These are so beautiful and colorful. What a creative idea to use Chia seeds to make a dressing!

Mary Callan 1/10/13 03:33

Lovely healthy ingredients and beautiful photography - gorgeous flavors!
Mary x

scrambledhenfruit 1/10/13 04:22

All of those colors together look so fresh and delicious! I love your combination of flavors and textures here- this would make a great lunch! :)

easyfoodsmith 1/10/13 10:55

That is a beautiful salad Angie and the flavors sound so delicious. Lovely post indeed :)

Jenn S 1/10/13 14:30

Those look fantastic, Angie!! I love any sort of healthy wraps like this... and very different for the usual lettuce wrap!!

Just a Smidgen 1/10/13 15:39

These are just adorable! I love the colors and the presentation on that beautiful leaf for fall! It must taste wonderful as well as being so healthy:) xx

Katerina 1/10/13 15:55

Pomegranates are in season now and this salad looks like the perfect thing for me!

Pam 1/10/13 17:31

Great combination of colors, flavors, and textures.

Erica 1/10/13 18:14

Such gorgeous photos! Thanks for an amazing recipe, Angie! Love Quinoa!

Anonymous 1/10/13 22:05

So colorful!! These are gorgeous, and sound delicious. What a great vinaigrette, too. :)

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 1/10/13 22:09

That is the most beautiful 'leaf" wrap I have seen yet, so colorful. And what a great idea to use chia in this lovely vinaigrette!

Eva Taylor 1/10/13 22:23

Hi Angie, I'm still finding it impossible to comment on your blog from my iPhone. I enter a comment, provide the correct info as to which account to use and I press publish and it disappears somewhere. I am sorry, but the majority of my commenting is on my phone as I don't always have access to the computer.
This looks like a perfect lunch and the ingredients in the dressing I'm sure softens the bitter taste of the radicchio, which is not one of my favourites. But I would have this because it just looks so darn beautiful.

Gloria Baker 1/10/13 23:04

this salad look really beautiful Angie:))

Norma Chang 2/10/13 01:05

My radicchio are forming beautifully, you gave me some great ideas.

Juliana 2/10/13 01:20

So cute this salad, I like the radicchio cups...and great idea using chia seed for the dressing...
Hope you are having a fabulous week :D

Balvinder 2/10/13 01:25

Angie, I am not fan of chia seeds but your vinaigrette sounds so wonderful that I want to give this a try.

Vicki Bensinger 2/10/13 03:07

Oh Angie this is beautiful! What a great idea. I love lettuce wraps but never use Radicchio to make them and certainly haven't used quinoa as the filling. I love the quinoa makes me feel and try to use it as often as I can. I'm excited to try your recipe and the Chia Seed Vinaigrette is so unique. Something new to use mine in. Great creation!

Kitchen Belleicious 2/10/13 03:56

Angie the pictures are just breathtaking and i loved the use of the radicchio. I think it is so underused and it is so good especially with the chia seeds you used

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 2/10/13 06:01

Wonderful wraps, Angie! These look absolutely delicious.

Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 2/10/13 09:06

Such pretty colors! This will be a lovely addition to any meal. Pinned!

Barbara 2/10/13 13:05

Your salad makes a lovely and colorful presentation, Angie! Love the slight maple taste in your vinaigrette too.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 2/10/13 13:41

Wow Angie - I have some catching up to do! This is a great recipe - and I can't wait to try the dressing. The clicks are amazing, the colors stunning!

Joanne 2/10/13 14:10

What a beautiful dish! And I love how there are so many great textures and flavors in each component!

Daniela Grimburg 2/10/13 18:33

A healthy recipe that looks soo good... You did it Angie!
Quinoa and Chia seeds Vinaigrette, perfect for fitness and they look so pretty too.

Ashley 2/10/13 18:47

This would be such a nice change from my usual lunch dishes! It sounds delicious - especially that vinaigrette!

Amanda 3/10/13 02:57

beautiful pictures! I love how you styled the food!

the Squishy Monster 3/10/13 03:35

With all the chia seeds that run through this house, I've never made a vinaigrette, how brilliant!

motherrimmy 3/10/13 05:34

You always come up with the most creative and colorful (not to mention healthy) recipes. Love this one!

Sokehah Cheah 3/10/13 10:30

Goodness..... these wraps are so pretty, look so inviting as if to say 'come try me'.....awesome clicks!

Simi J 3/10/13 16:41

Absolutely lovely!, I want I want I want

Hema 3/10/13 17:56

So colorful and so healthy, would love to try this if I could get my hands on some chia seeds..

Terra 4/10/13 05:10

I love the flavors in this salad, and love love that you added chia seed to your dressing! Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra

tigerfish 4/10/13 23:14

Your filling and dressing are all made of superfood! Awesome!

Angie Schneider 5/10/13 11:46

@NammiI usually go for the magic ratio of oil to vinegar is 3 to 1. However, different vinegars have different strengths, so the ratio might need to be adjusted a bit to suit your taste.

My Inner Chick 5/10/13 18:04

Utterly elegant & exquisite.
Gorgeous presentation, Dear. Xx WOW.

Ann Jones 6/10/13 01:56

What a beautiful recipe :) Your photos are great too!

Anonymous 7/10/13 15:08

You always impressed me with your stunning presentation Angie!
btw, i just made radicchio risotto with grilled mantis prawn....
what a coinsidence

Cass @foodmyfriend 8/10/13 02:41

Chia seed vinegarette?! Wow! I love this idea. I have 2 x 2kg tubs of chia seeds now. One white/one black.

Nusrat Azim 8/10/13 23:21

These sexy, red wraps would be the star of the party!
My eyes got dazzled at the sight of your insanely beautiful pictures!
Thanks for a unique but uncomplicated healthy recipe :)

Mr. & Mrs. P 9/10/13 03:03

Beautiful presentation!!!

Amelia 20/10/13 16:42

Hi Angie ,lovely presentation and nice platting. You're an excellent chef. Very refreshing dish.



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