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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

 
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
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This colorful low fat salad can be enjoyed warm or cold.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

35

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 cups water
2 each chicken bouillon cubes
low sodium
*
1 clove garlic
smashed
1 cup quinoa
uncooked, rinsed and drained well
1 large chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
cooked, diced
*
1 small red onion
diced
½ large green bell peppers
diced
1 each italian plum (roma) tomatoes
diced
1 small zucchini
diced
*
¼ cup kalamata olives
chopped
*
¼ cup feta cheese
crumbled
¼ cup italian parsley
chopped fresh
2 tablespoons chives
fresh, snipped
¼ cup lemon juice
fresh
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
teaspoon black pepper
freshly cracked
*

Directions

Bring water, bouillon cubes and garlic to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Discard the garlic.

Transfer cooked quinoa to a bowl and gently stir in the remaining ingredients.

Refrigerate and serve cold, if desired, or serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 5 years ago

This Mediterranean quinoa salad looks amazing, the recipe sounds delicious and well balanced as well. For a vegetarian version, use browned tofu cubes instead of chicken, I bet it will be still very tasty.

Thanks for another yummy recipe with a yummier photo :)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 224g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19035% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 7% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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