Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

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"This is a wonderful dish--light and very tasty! My four kids (ages 2-7) ate it up and asked for more!"

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 148 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic and 1/4 cup onion in the hot oil until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and bring to a boil; stir the quinoa into the mixture, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain any remaining water from the quinoa with a mesh strainer and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Stir the tomato, carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, corn, and 1/4 cup red onion into the chilled quinoa. Season with cilantro, mint, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad; gently stir until evenly mixed.
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Jocelyn
9/14/2010

FOR WARM QUINOA VEGETABLE SALAD: I do not like cold salads/hard veggies so I made warm version of this! All you have to do is heat some oil in a pan and fry the bell peppers and carrots. Once they are semi-tender add the corn and tomato until the veggies are as soft as desired. Meanwhile, add the cilantro, mint, oil and balsamic vinegar (I needed double oil/vinegar than what the recipe said) and let it sit until the quinoa is cooked. Once it's ready, add it all together and you have warm quinoa vegetable salad!

Marcy
8/7/2009

It was a great quinoa salad, i used low sodium chicken broth, instead of water, add red & green peppers w/the cucumber,and follow the recipe , my son made an omelete and stuffed it w/ the salad and feta cheese(no fat)i used grape tomatoes, fresh corn from the cob, less oil 1 to 3 vinegar, used wine vinegar it was great,i will use any veg in season.

celiactravel
10/7/2010

This recipe can be very forgiving. Quinoa such a heathy, easy to use grain that is GLUTEN FREE. Toss in any vegetables using vegetable broth makes it VEGETARIAN. Omitting tomatoes and onions makes it safe for a GERD diet. Don't like cukes? Use zucchini instead or brocolli stem and all, or dress it up with asparagus. Coriander would make a nice addition. Herbes de Province or basil works for me to vary the dish. Thanks.