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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 305.0
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.1 mg
  • Sodium: 680.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g

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Quinoa and Vegetable Salad

Submitted by: TURTLENURD62


Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 cup uncooked quinoa
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
    1 can (15.25 oz) whole kernel sweet corn, drained
    1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
    1 medium red bell pepper
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1/3 cup olives, chopped
    1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Tips

Quinoa is a tiny, pearl-shaped, ivory-colored grain that expands to four times its size when cooked. It's rich in nutrients, and unlike other grains, it's a complete protein.


Directions

Rinse quinoa under cold water for 1 minute; drain. Cook quinoa as directed on package; drain. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small non-metal bowl, place lemon juice, oil and basil; mix well. Set aside for dressing.

In large bowl, gentle toss cooked quinoa, beans, corn, tomatoes, bell pepper and olives. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.

Just before serving, sprinkle with feta cheese. Garnish with basil leaves if desired.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TURTLENURD62.






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