Strawberry Quinoa Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 232.5
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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Introduction

A friend forwarded this, from HappyHealthyMama.com, to me, and I was so enamored I made it the very same night.

Served as a side (recipe calculated for 6 servings -- 4 servings would be entree size) with baked cod. So good!
A friend forwarded this, from HappyHealthyMama.com, to me, and I was so enamored I made it the very same night.

Served as a side (recipe calculated for 6 servings -- 4 servings would be entree size) with baked cod. So good!

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and dried
    1 3/4 cups water
    2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut into small pieces
    1 cup seedless cucumber (or de-seed it), peeled and quartered
    1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped

    For the dressing
    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    juice from one lime
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons maple syrup
    1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Tips

I spread my cooked quinoa out on plate and popped it into the freezer for faster cooling. A girl can only wait so long to try an enticing new recipe! :)


Directions

Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and set aside.

Put the rinsed and dried quinoa in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium high heat. Stir and allow to dry cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Set aside and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, strawberries, cucumbers, and mint. Add the dressing and stir to combine. Chill before serving. Enjoy!

Serving Size: Serves 4-6.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GIRANIMAL.

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