Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

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I love making quinoa salad, because quinoa is so high in protein and fiber.  Unlike other plant proteins quinoa is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. And there is 8 g of protein per cup of cooked quinoa. It also yields 5g of fiber per cup. It is an incredible grain and so easy to use. You can serve it warm or cold, and it keeps well in the fridge for up to five days.
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 313 kcal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 ½ cups cucumber diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley rough chopped
  • 4 tbsp Christine's Champagne Vinaigrette click link for recipe

Instructions
 

  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and let simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    2 cups water, 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • Whisk olive oil, and lemon juice together then add red pepper flakes and salt, pour over cooked quinoa.
    ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 lemons, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, 1 tsp sea salt
  • Add cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, flat leaf parsley and Christine’s Champagne vinaigrette. Toss and serve.
    1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, 1 ½ cups cucumber, ½ red onion, 1 handful flat leaf parsley, 4 tbsp Christine's Champagne Vinaigrette

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More About This Recipe

This salad can be served on its own or over a bed of beautiful spring, mixed greens to add a little punch of protein to your green salad.
Quinoa offers protein and fiber for satiety, while cucumbers and tomatoes bring hydration and antioxidants. The magic touch of Christine's Champagne vinaigrette. This delicious dish not only delights your taste buds but supports your journey to radiant skin and weight loss.
Click Here for my champagne vinaigrette recipe
*Nutrition Facts do not include champagne vinaigrette

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 8gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 599mgPotassium: 530mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 419IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 3mg
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