Quinoa Tuna Salad2 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 35 min
“This high-protein dish makes a great side to any main course, or even a complete meal.” - by Julie
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Combine garbanzo beans, black olives, corn, tuna, spinach, tomatoes, olive oil, and cilantro in a large bowl; stir to coat. Stir in quinoa. Refrigerate salad to allow flavors to blend, 2 hours to overnight. Serve chilled.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 328 cal
- 14.1 g
- 33.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (2)Rate This Recipe
"From a nutritional stand point this dish is amazing. It's packed with protein, but you feel like you are carb loading. A win-win for a pre-diabetic fitness freak like me. However, as written it's a bi..." See moret of a snooze flavor-wise. Luckily you can jazz it up easily with stuff you probably have lying around. First thing, it's screaming for acid. I used fresh squeezed lemon. Next it needs some seasoning. Salt, of course, onion powder and garlic powder as well for me. I ended up tossing in yellow, red, & orange bell peppers because I had some I needed to use. You easily could leave them out & have it be just as good though. I also added a little extra oil since I used a full cup of quinoa which I prepared with vegetable stock rather than water."
Jake and Valerie Salazar
"I found this really good. I increased the quinoa to 1/3 cup (2/3 cup water) and instead of the tomatoes, I used Ro-Tel (diced tomatoes with peppers) and put in 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and m..." See moreixed in 1/4 cup of finely shredded cheddar jack. This made a great salad meal on a hot day when you don't want heavy. Wonderful when served with warm wheat tortillas."
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