Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by minnasgirl

Makes 4 servings



Grain salad with vegetables and herbs

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad

2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well (see Tip)
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
12 oz tofu, baked, diced
1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

Recipe Directions for Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad

  1. Bring water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Spread the quinoa on a baking sheet to cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cooled quinoa, tofu, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley and mint; toss well to combine.

  3. TIPS & NOTES

  4. Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

  5. Tips: Quinoa is a delicately flavored, protein-rich grain. Rinsing removes any residue of saponin, quinoa's natural, bitter protective covering. Find it in natural-foods stores and the natural-foods sections of many supermarkets.

  6. Precooked ?baked tofu? is firmer than water-packed tofu and comes in a wide variety of flavors. You might also like flavored baked tofu on a sandwich or in a stir-fry.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 374.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
336
Calories from Fat
149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.6g
26%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
465mg
19%
Potassium
652mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
35.6g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5.9g
24%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
14.4g
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 24% Iron 31%
* 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 manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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