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Citrus Quinoa Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Citrus quinoa salad recipe? Learn how to make Citrus quinoa salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by smantha1149

Makes 8 servings



Quinoa, grapefruit, black beans, avocado and cilantro

Recipe Ingredients for Citrus quinoa salad

30 oz black beans
1/2 red onion
2 large grapefruits
1 large red bell pepper
3 ears fresh corn
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 large avocado
1 serving,+raw Cilantro
1 Lime (246 g) (3 g) (90g g) Juice (cup)
2 tsp cumin
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt

Recipe Directions for Citrus quinoa salad

  1. 2 15-oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  2. 1/2 red onion, minced

  3. 2 large grapefruits, divided into segments and chopped

  4. 1 large red bell pepper, diced

  5. 3 ears fresh corn, kernels chopped off?

  6. 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  7. 1 large (ripe but firm) avocado, diced

  8. 1 small bunch cilantro, minced

  9. for the dressing:

  10. juice of 3 limes

  11. 2 tsp cumin

  12. 3 T extra virgin olive oil

  13. 1/4 tsp sea salt

  14. Directions:

  15. Bring quinoa to a boil with 2 1/2 cups water with a pinch of salt. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed and quinoa is light and fluffy. Remove from stove and let cool while you prepare the rest of the salad.

  16. Place black beans, red onion, grapefruit, cilantro, bell pepper, avocado and shucked corn kernels in a large bowl. Toss to combine.

  17. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Add quinoa to salad then pour over dressing. Toss well and serve.

  18. Salad will keep in sealed tupperware containers for up to five days in the fridge.

  19. Time:

  20. 45 minutes (includes prep time for chopping veggies)

Categories

Beans

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 306.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
585
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.2g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
76mg
3%
Potassium
2101mg
60%
Total Carbohydrates
95.9g
32%
Dietary Fiber
21.7g
87%
Sugars
10.5g
Protein
28.2g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 106%
Calcium 17% Iron 39%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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