Quinoa with Tomatoes and Basil

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Quinoa with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe
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Description

Quinoa is a versatile grain with numerous health benefits making it a choice grain to use in your cooking or baking. This recipe for Quinoa with Tomatoes and Basil is a simple salad ideal for the hot summer months when you want to keep your meals light, yet tasty. Combining the fresh flavors of cherry tomatoes and basil, this quinoa salad simple, yet hearty and filling. You can serve this dish warm or cold. It is a great make ahead dish that can be stored in the refrigerator and served throughout the week.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams quinoa
  • 300 milliliters water
  • cherry tomatoes (as needed)
  • basil
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Wash the quinoa under running water to eliminate the bitter exterior. Then soak it in water for several hours and rinse it again under running water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and cook the quinoa for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Cover the pot and let the quinoa rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Once the quinoa has cooled, add the tomatoes cut into quarters and a generous amount of fresh basil.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve.
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NutritionView more

370Calories
Sodium17%DV400mg
Fat23%DV15g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs17%DV50g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories370Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat15g23%
Saturated Fat2g10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium400mg17%
Potassium530mg15%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate50g17%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars1g2%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

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

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