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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 385.7
  • Total Fat: 16.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 6.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 13.0 g

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Quinoa Salad

Submitted by: SHADY36
Quinoa Salad

Introduction

This is a great vegetarian summer salad, and many different veggies can be substituted according to what's on hand and personal taste. This may be a little plain for some people, so feel free to spice it up with cumin or cayenne pepper, or whatever your heart desires! :) This is a great vegetarian summer salad, and many different veggies can be substituted according to what's on hand and personal taste. This may be a little plain for some people, so feel free to spice it up with cumin or cayenne pepper, or whatever your heart desires! :)
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3/4 C uncooked Quinoa (rinsed and strained)
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 C red onion
    1 1/2 C Water

    1 (15 oz) Can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
    1 Red Bell Pepper-diced
    1 Medium Cucumber-peeled, seeded and quartered
    1 C cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 C red onion-diced

    Dressing:
    1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/4 C Red Wine Vinegar
    2-4 Tbs Lime juice
    Coarse ground Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

For Quinoa:
Saute 1/4 C onion and minced garlic in 1 tsp. of olive oil until softened. Add quinoa and water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
While quinoa is cooking prepare vegetables and beans and place together in a large bowl (big enough for mixing all the ingredients). Mix together dressing ingredients and pour onto vegetable mixture. Stir gently to coat. When quinoa is done, allow to cool slightly. Fluff with fork and add to vegetable mixture. Toss together until well coated.

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHADY36.






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