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Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Quinoa Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
408
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
180
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
556
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
5931
IU
119
%
Vitamin C
 
25
mg
30
%
Calcium
 
54
mg
5
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Crunchy Quinoa Salad

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is soft, 12-15 minutes.
  • To prepare vinaigrette, combine lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Combine the cooked quinoa, vegetables and seeds in a bowl.
  • Toss salad with vinaigrette. Adjust seasoning with additional salt, pepper and lemon juice if desired.
Nutrition Benefit: better digestion, better mental clarity, better sleep, body repair, boost immune system, boost self confidence, consistent energy, minimize headaches, promote eye health, reduce inflammation, stress reduction
Category: salads, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly