Summer Basil Quinoa Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.9
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 154.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 cup Quinoa-rinsed
    1/2 of a Red Onion-sliced
    2 whole Tomatoes-chopped
    1 Cucumber-peeled and chopped
    1/2 cup fresh Basil-chopped
    1/4 cup Pine Nuts-quickly toasted in a dry pan until fragrant and set aside for garnish

    4 Garlic Cloves-minced
    1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
    3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
    1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
    1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
    1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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

2) Whisk together all dressing ingredients except Olive oil. When combined, slowly whisk in Olive Oil, a little at a time to allow oil and vinegar to mix.

3) Toss all salad ingredients with dressing and garnish with Pine Nuts.

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Serving Size: 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JACOBAWOLF.