Quinoa Salad w/Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

FOODISTA
12Ingredients
30Minutes
390Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1 cucumber (Large, peeled and diced)
  • 2 tomatoes (Large, diced)
  • 1 red onion (Quarter of, diced)
  • 1 can mandarin oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • quinoa
  • salad
  • fruit (fresh)
  • fresh vegetables
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    Directions

    1. To prepare this dish, you will first need to cook the quinoa. Cook according to package. For this recipe, I used 1 1/2 cups of rice to 3 cups of water. Just as you would with rice, cook until it until it is soft and the liquid is absorbed.
    2. Just note that this grain does have a bland taste, so you will need to salt it during the cooking process and once again while you are making the salad. Depending on your taste, salt as much or little as desired.
    3. Once the quinoa is cooked, you will need to wait for it to cool. Place it in the fridge to speed up this process. While you are waiting for the it to cool, you can start dicing up the cucumber, tomatoes and the red onion. Since you are making a salad, make sure to dice in larger bits.
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    NutritionView More

    390Calories
    Sodium9% DV210mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein24% DV12g
    Carbs23% DV69g
    Fiber40% DV10g
    Calories390Calories from Fat80
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium210mg9%
    Potassium940mg27%
    Protein12g24%
    Calories from Fat80
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate69g23%
    Dietary Fiber10g40%
    Sugars19g38%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C110%
    Calcium10%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.