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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 248.0
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 8.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 10.9 g

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Lime Quinoa Salad with Mint

Submitted by: OREAD_1


The mint and the parsley is nearly no-cal so use as you desire. Hunter leave out the tomato sub. with fruit. The mint and the parsley is nearly no-cal so use as you desire. Hunter leave out the tomato sub. with fruit.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup quinoa
    2 T Olive Oil (the best you can afford)
    2 fresh limes, juiced
    1 clove garlic minced
    2 green onions (scallions)
    2 or more sprigs of mint fresh
    1/2 c parsley (more or less)


I still put the quinoa in a strainer and run under cold water. Then cook till spiral separates. Make sure it is tender not chalky. Put on a plate to cool. In a bowl or storage container mix the OO, lime juice and garlic. Finely chop mint and parsley. Clean and make two pieces of the green onion the long way. Slice the green onion whites if half circles and the green in narrow circles. ( I am fussy about this part because my tummy cares) Let sit in fridge....even over night.
your calculations are not the same as my MasterCook software.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OREAD_1.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make a salad very similar but I use lemon juice and add more veggies. I was out of limes so I did use lemon juice this time, next time I'll try lime. I also added some peeled diced cucumber. - 6/24/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really tasty. I like the idea of adding some cucumber. That quinoa is the cutest little grain and tasty too. - 7/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very light and refreshing summer salad. When I make this again, I'll probably reduce the parsley, as the flavor can be overwhelming. This would probably pair really well with Mojitos too! - 3/2/09

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  • Used red onion. Very yummy. - 6/2/11

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  • This was great-I am always looking for new ways to serve quinoa! - 6/2/11

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  • Add extra lime - mine was a little bland, but the mint is a great flavor! - 3/7/10

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  • Very easy to make and very tasty. I made it for dinner tonight and didn't have a lot of "sit" time so I threw it in the freezer for about 15 minutes and it chilled just enough. Looking forward to left overs tomorrow! - 6/22/09

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  • Love Quinoa! thanks for another way to prepare it. I substitued 1/3 of the oil for Truffle oil and also added pine nuts. Both add wonderful flavoer to this yummy dish. - 5/5/09

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