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Quinoa with Summer Herbs Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa with Summer Herbs recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa with Summer Herbs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by minnasgirl

Makes 4 servings



Grain salad with baby spinach, fresh basil and parsley

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa with Summer Herbs

1/2 lb carrots, with tops
1 1/4 cups quinoa
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 lb scallions, chopped into 1/2-inch sections, including green tops
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups baby spinach
1 oz fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
2 oz flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Recipe Directions for Quinoa with Summer Herbs

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean and trim carrots. Spread on a baking sheet misted with olive oil spray. Roast until carrots pierce easily with a fork, about 1 hour. Salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Rinse quinoa very well. Place in a pot with 2 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed, 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot, saute scallions in olive oil over medium heat, until the sting has cooked out, about 10 minutes. Add cooked quinoa, spinach, basil, and parsley. Stir, season with salt and pepper, and let herbs just wilt in the warm quinoa. Transfer to a serving dish and top with carrots and pine nuts.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 366.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
364
Calories from Fat
147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.3g
25%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
76mg
3%
Potassium
872mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
46.4g
15%
Dietary Fiber
8.0g
32%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
11.3g
Vitamin A 260% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 14% 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
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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