Mediterranean Quinoa Salad 0

Posted on 1, January 2018

in Category Recipe


Mediterranean Quinoa Salad/recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 6 servings

 

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

2 cups chicken broth

1 pint cherry tomatoes

1 cup fresh baby spinach

⅓ cup shaved Parmesan cheese or Feta Crumbles

2 Tablespoons chopped basil

⅓ cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, add quinoa and chicken broth, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook approximately 8-10 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is fully cooked. Remove from heat. Stir quinoa with a fork and put into a large mixing bowl. Allow quinoa to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, rinse and slice cherry tomatoes into halves. Rinse and strain baby spinach and basil. Chop basil into small pieces. You can also chop spinach, if desired.
  3. Add chopped vegetables, cheese and balsamic vinaigrette dressing to the quinoa and stir gently until fully mixed. If the quinoa is too warm, it will cause the spinach to wilt.
  4. Serve immediately as warm salad or refrigerate.

 

Nutrition Information (half cup serving): Calories 190, Total Fat 7.5 grams, Saturated Fat 0.75 grams, Cholesterol 50 milligrams, Sodium 95 milligrams, Carbohydrates 22 grams, Sugar 0 grams, Fiber 2.5 grams, Protein 5 grams

*Calories estimated using the USDA National Database