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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 289.6
  • Total Fat: 22.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 332.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Sexy Summer Red Quinoa Salad

Submitted by: PHOTOGIRLNYC
Sexy Summer Red Quinoa Salad

Introduction

This recipe would be just as sexy with plain Quinoa, but the red color contrast between the quinoa and the cucumber make it especially colorful. This recipe would be just as sexy with plain Quinoa, but the red color contrast between the quinoa and the cucumber make it especially colorful.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Salad:
    1 cup Red Organic Quinoa (rinsed well!)
    1/2 Red Onion - chopped
    2 whole Tomatoes chopped
    1 Cucumber-peeled and chopped
    1/2 cup fresh Basil-chopped


    Dressing:
    4 Garlic Cloves-crushed
    1/4 teaspoons Lemon Juice
    3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
    (or pepper of your choice)
    1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
    1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
    1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

Directions:
1) Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add Quinoa, cover and simmer over low heat for around 15 minutes or until water is fully absorbed. Set Quinoa aside and let it cool completely.

2) Quickly whisk together all of the dressing ingredients except the extra virgin olive oil. Once combined, slowly whisk in the olive oil, a little at a time to allow oil and vinegar to mix properly.

3) Toss all salad ingredients with dressing.
(Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to blend perfectly. This salad is even better the day after!)


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PHOTOGIRLNYC.






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