Quinoa Lime Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 240.4
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.8 mg
  • Sodium: 135.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

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Just happens to be gluten-free Just happens to be gluten-free
Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup dry quinoa
    1 cup ripe cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
    2 tablespoons diced red onion- or use 2 chopped scallions
    1/2 yellow (or any color would do - I like to use a different colors) bell pepper cut into strips
    1 cup chopped cucumber
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1/2 cup goat or feta cheese crumbles
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    Juice from 1 lime
    2-3 fresh mint sprigs, leaves removed and chopped
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves or parsley
    Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


Cook the dry quinoa as you would raw rice: in 2 and 1/2 cups fresh salted water, covered, until all of the water is absorbed. If you have a rice cooker, I suggest using it.

Whisk together the oil, lime, herbs and seasoning.

Scoop the cooked quinoa into a bowl and add the rest of veggies, drizzle with the dressing and toss lightly with a fork until combined. Top with cheese crumbles.

Taste test and adjust seasonings.

Cover and chill.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LLDIALLO.

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