Qunioa and Summer Vegetable Salad Recipe

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Submitted by thisurbankitchen

Makes 5 servings



Qunioa and Summer Vegetable Salad

Recipe Ingredients for Qunioa and Summer Vegetable Salad

1 cup quinoa
1 pound green beans, trimmed
4 ears corn, boiled and carved
3 green onions, thin sliced
2 cups water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 T champagne vinegar
1/2 c basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp. Agave Nectar / Honey
1 clove Garlic
1/2 cup Macadamia nuts, toasted and skins removed, roughly chopped

Recipe Directions for Qunioa and Summer Vegetable Salad

  1. In a blender or food processor, whirl all of the dressing ingredients together. Taste for salt and pepper and set aside in the fridge.

  2. Bring 1 Cup water to a boil and add the quinoa, turn the heat down to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Transfer to a large mixing bowl to cool.

  3. Blanch or steam the green beans until just barely softened. Drain well. Add the drained green beans to the cooled quinoa. Thinly slice the scallions and add them, and teh chopped corn and half of the chopped hazelnuts to the bowl and toss with desired amount of the dressing. Finish the salad with a few grinds of fresh black pepper and the rest of the hazelnuts. Serve at room temperature or chill in the fridge. The leftovers hold up great.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 324.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
402
Calories from Fat
213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.7g
36%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
138mg
6%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
43.3g
14%
Dietary Fiber
8.4g
34%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
9.4g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 8% Iron 19%
* 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
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