Quinoa Salad with Basil

4
Easy
Salads

Characteristics

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

160
Calories
4 g
Protein
18 g
Carbs
2 g
fiber
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Nutritional Facts

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  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 160
  • Lipides 8 g
    • Saturated fat  1 g
  • Sodium  170 mg
  • Carbs 18 g
    • fiber  2 g
  • Protein 4 g

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chicken broth
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil

Method

  1. In a saucepan, bring quinoa and chicken broth to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 min. or until liquid absorbs. Remove from heat and keep covered at least 15 min. to steam quinoa.
  2. In a large bowl, combine green onion, carrot, red pepper and zucchini. Set aside.
  3. In a small food processor or blender, add basil, vinegar, maple syrup or honey and mustard. Process until basil is finely chopped. Add olive oil and pulse just until mixed. Mix quinoa and dressing into vegetables.

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