SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free
Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 277.9
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 38.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 10.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Quinoa Summer Salad calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Quinoa Summer Salad

Submitted by: NESTISEMPTY

Introduction

This recipe includes several wonderful summer favorites; sweet corn, summer squash, ricotta, cherry tomatoes, almonds, and fresh mint, for a delicious, hearty, healthy, light summer meal. Adapted from Cooking Light. Makes 4 heaping cup servings as a main dish, or several smaller servings if serving as a side dish. This recipe includes several wonderful summer favorites; sweet corn, summer squash, ricotta, cherry tomatoes, almonds, and fresh mint, for a delicious, hearty, healthy, light summer meal. Adapted from Cooking Light. Makes 4 heaping cup servings as a main dish, or several smaller servings if serving as a side dish.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup dry Quinoa
    2 cobs fresh Sweet Corn, about 1.33 cup
    1 cup shredded Yellow Summer Squash
    1/4 cup sliced Almonds
    1/4 cup Ricotta, Part Skim
    6 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
    2Tbs. chopped fresh mint

Tips

We have some chocolate mint, that has a slight chocolate taste to it which really adds a wonderful flavor to this dish.


Directions

Cook corn about 20 minutes, and cool in ice water.

Cook quinoa about 15 minutes, drain and cool.

Slice tomatoes, chop mint, and shred summer squash. Remove corn from cob, combine ingredients, chill before serving.

Serving Size: 4 (1+ cup servings)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NESTISEMPTY.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe