Haley's Quinoa Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 146.4
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup dry quinoa
    2 tablespoons fruity extra virgin olive oil
    Juice from 2 lemons
    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
    A handful of sweet and ripe cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
    2 tablespoons diced red onion- or use 2 chopped scallions
    1 garlic clove, minced


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. I used my rice cooker to do this. The quinoa turned out fluffy, tender and perfect. Scoop the cooked quinoa into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, tossing lightly with a fork until combined. Taste test and adjust seasonings.

Cover and chill for at least two hours. Let the flavors mingle and get happy. I think this salad tastes even better the second day. Why not plan ahead and make it the day before? Makes 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAKALANI22.

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