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Italian Style Quinoa Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by yvrtrish

Makes 4 servings



From http://fatfreevegan.com. Quinoa is incredibly nutritious and delicious. It is the quickest cooking whole grain, as it takes less than 20 minutes. Cook a big batch and then use 2 cups to make this great looking and tasting salad or just follow the recipe. Once you taste it, you?ll want to make it often. The nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy taste. As always, use the best fresh ingredients you can get. This salad sings, ?It?s Summer?.

Recipe Ingredients for Italian Style Quinoa Salad

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 3/4 cup water
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, cut into pieces
2 tbsp toasted slivered almonds
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp chopped basil

Recipe Directions for Italian Style Quinoa Salad

  1. Heat a medium-sized saucepan with a lid over medium heat for a minute or two. Then add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. If the onion begins to stick, add water or broth, a tablespoon at a time. Add the garlic and the rinsed quinoa and sauté 1 minute more until onions are translucent. Add water. Bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cover. Simmer covered mixture for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff.

  2. Let mixture cool. Stir in herbs and roasted red pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings. Top with tomatoes and slivered almonds. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, if desired. Garnish with basil.

  3. © 2002, The Vegetarian Connection, Jill Nussinow, R.D.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
215
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
13mg
1%
Potassium
587mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
35.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
6.1g
24%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
9.9g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* 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 manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in vitamin C
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