International Quinoa Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy International Quinoa Salad recipe? Learn how to make International Quinoa Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by zeldadahl

Makes 5 servings



Delicious summer salad. Serves five as a main dish.

Recipe Ingredients for International Quinoa Salad


Quinoa:
1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed very well
2 1/4 cups water
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)

Vegetables:
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
2 ears of cooked corn (about 1 cup)
1 jalapeņo pepper, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
2/3 cup parsley, minced
1/3 cup fresh mint, minced
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced (reserve a few slices for garnish)

Dressing:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (NOT lemon)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper

Recipe Directions for International Quinoa Salad

  1. To cook the quinoa in a pressure cooker, place it and the water, garlic, and salt in the cooker and lock the lid. Over high heat, bring to high pressure and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and allow the pressure to come down naturally. Fluff the quinoa and allow it to cool.

  2. Combine all of the vegetables in a large bowl. Add the quinoa and mix well. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Mix well and refrigerate until chilled. Taste before serving, and add more lime juice as necessary (you want it to be tangy). Garnish with avocado slices and serve. Makes about 10 servings.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 469.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
604
Calories from Fat
193
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.4g
33%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
506mg
21%
Potassium
1475mg
42%
Total Carbohydrates
86.6g
29%
Dietary Fiber
19.8g
79%
Sugars
11.2g
Protein
22.4g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 63%
Calcium 15% Iron 46%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
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