Quinoa Chopped Salad

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Chopped Quinoa Salad~ A Healthy Hunger

Looking for something fresh to put into your lunch box? Try this power packed Quinoa Chopped Salad.

Around here I make up a batch or two of grain based loaded cold salads each week. Making it easy to reach into the fridge and grab a healthy snack at any time. By adding a few key ingredients a salad can become a powerhouse meal.

Quinoa is an ancient grain that is a powerhouse of protein, antioxidants and fiber. It takes to dressing beautifully and holds up well as a salad, and it quicker cooking that most whole grains. Adding in a chopped apple and dried cranberries is a good way to get some fruit into your diet while brightening up a savory dish.

Quinoa Chopped Salad
Serves 4
A loaded salad that has crunch and heartiness.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
288 calories
53 g
0 g
7 g
7 g
1 g
202 g
323 g
17 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
202g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 323mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 53g
18%
Dietary Fiber 6g
25%
Sugars 17g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
153%
Calcium
7%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cooked quinoa
  2. 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  3. 2 celery stalks, chopped
  4. 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  5. 1 granny smith apple, chopped
  6. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  7. 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  8. 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  9. 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  10. 1 tablespoon fruity olive oil
  11. 1 teaspoon honey
  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  13. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add the quinoa, cucumber, celery, pepper, apple and mint and toss. In a small bowl combine the garlic, lemon, oil, honey, salt and pepper, whisk smooth. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and toss.
Notes
  1. The salad keeps very well in the fridge for a few days.
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calories
288
fat
7g
protein
7g
carbs
53g
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