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Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad

Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad

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SunFlower

Even for non-vegetarians, quinoa is a great change to rice or pasta. I've been trying to think of more dishes using quinoa and came up with this salad.

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  • Calories:
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. Pour in quinoa, raisins, and a pinch of salt. Cover, and let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, then remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Toss together the tomatoes, onion, radish, cucumber, and almonds in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled quinoa, then season with mint, parsley, cumin, lime juice, sesame oil, and salt. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.
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JAGUARMEL
55
9/6/2006

I recently found and fell in love with quinoa and have been making all sorts of dishes with it. This one did not disappoint! I wasn't able to find tomatoes I was happy with, so I instead used grape tomatoes. I also cut the radishes into smaller chunks os that you could get more of everything in each bite. I took the salad to my dad's house for a Labor Day bbq this weekend and everybody loved it! It's really flavorful and refreshing- I wasn't sure how the mint would go with everything, but it really is a perfect blend of flavors. I will be making it again and again.

LizzieCookin
45
2/18/2008

I used olive oil instead of sesame oil and fresh basil instead of parsley because that's what I had. It was fantastic. I can't wait to have it again in lettuce wraps for an easy lunch. Such a fantastic fresh recipe. The raisins were a great sweet touch.

holarosa
33
9/23/2009

I made this exactly according to recipe, and it's fantastic. I'm glad I didn't veto the raisins which sounded weird or sesame oil. Something about all these things together is magic. Thanks for this recipe.