Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This quinoa salad has a hint of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup)
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup chopped cucumber
1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in Quinoa and cook according to package directions. Fluff with a fork. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, combine parsley, mint, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
3. Stir the parsley mixture into the Quinoa along with tomato and cucumber.
Serve on a mixed bed of greens or in a radicchio cup with a glass of crisp white wine.
Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 200; fat 12.4g (sat 1.5g, mono 7.5g, poly 1.5g); iron 2.6mg; cholesterol 0.0mg; calcium 50mg; carbohydrate 20g; sodium 92mg; protein 4g; fiber 2.3g
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A: 30% daily value; vitamin C: 50 % dv; Calcium: 6% dv; Iron: 15% dv.