Lime Biryani Quinoa Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by globalnomad7

Makes 6 servings



Recipe from Women's Health Magazine

Recipe Ingredients for Lime Biryani Quinoa Salad

1 c dry quinoa
1 1/4 c water
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
10 oz shredded carrots
3 c chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 1/2 c thinly sliced scallions
1/2 c sliced almonds, toasted
1/2 c dried currants or golden raisins
3/8 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Lime Biryani Quinoa Salad

  1. Zest or finely grate one lime to produce 1 1/2 teaspoons zest, then juice both limes.

  2. In a saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons lime juice, quinoa, water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, curry seasoning, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until quinoa turns transparent and liquid is absorbed. Cool and place in a large bowl.

  3. Add carrots, chickpeas, scallions, almonds, and currants. Toss.

  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice, zest, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 3/8 teaspoon pepper; whisk until well blended. Pour over quinoa mixture and toss. Divide evenly into four salad bowls.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 275.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
608
Calories from Fat
168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.7g
29%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
355mg
15%
Potassium
1346mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates
88.6g
30%
Dietary Fiber
22.9g
92%
Sugars
14.5g
Protein
26.1g
Vitamin A 164% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 18% Iron 48%
* 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
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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