Quinoa Tuna Salad

Quinoa Tuna Salad

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 35 m
Julie
Recipe by  Julie

“This high-protein dish makes a great side to any main course, or even a complete meal.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Reviews (5)

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Mrs. McG
12

Mrs. McG

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 bit 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
9

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 mixed 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.

Veronica
1

Veronica

very bland. I was excited because of all the super healthy ingredients, but really lacking in the seasoning/spices/herbs

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 328 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs
  • 33.5 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 988 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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