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Lemon Scented Quinoa Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by andthebones

Makes 2 servings



Quinoa is an easy ingredient to work with and once you get to know this curious little grain (er, seed) there are endless ways to incorporate it into your repertoire.

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Scented Quinoa Salad

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cups water
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 garlic clove
1 tbsp tahini
1/8 cup lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
1 tablespoons hot water

Recipe Directions for Lemon Scented Quinoa Salad

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine-meshed strainer. In a medium saucepan heat the quinoa and water until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa fluffs up, about 15 minutes. Quinoa is done when you can see the curlique in each grain, and it is tender with a bit of pop to each bite. Drain any extra water and set aside.

  2. While the quinoa is cooking make the dressing. Whisk together the garlic, tahini, lemon zest and juice, and olive oil. Add the hot water to thin a bit.

  3. Toss the cooked quinoa, cilantro, red onion, and the dressing. Serve garnished with a bit of cilantro. You can also add olives and cherry tomatoes.

Categories

Salads, Quick, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 211.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
252
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.1g
17%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
16mg
1%
Potassium
319mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
31.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
7.6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 6% Iron 15%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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