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Quinoa, Wild Rice Salad with Cherry and Grapes

 
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Quinoa, wild rice, sweet cherries and grapes are tossed with celeries, feta cheese and a tasty vinaigrette. You will be impressed by both yummy flavor and great texture.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

60

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

177 ml wild rice
rinsed
118 ml quinoa
rinsed
769 ml water
divided
355 ml cherries
freshly pitted and halved
*
118 ml green grapes
seedless, halved
*
2 each celery stalks
tough ends removed and thinly sliced
118 ml feta cheese
crumbled
White wine vinaigrette:
79 ml olive oil, extra-virgin
45 ml white wine vinegar
5 ml dijon mustard
or to taste
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Add the quinoa and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan.

Cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Turn off the heat, and let stand for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Transfer the quinoa into a large mixing bowl.

Meanwhile cook the wide rice and the remaining 2¼ cups water in another saucepan.

Cover, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for about 45 minutes.

Drain well and transfer into the same bowl with quinoa in.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until well blended, season with salt and black pepper.

Add the cherries, grapes, celeries and feta cheese into the same mixing bowl.

Pour the dressing over, and gently toss until well combined.

Season to taste with more vinegar, salt and black pepper if needed.

Served warm, at room temperature or chilled.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 313g (11.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 32465% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 36%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 12% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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