See also: What is quinoa?
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 cups raw whole grain quinoa
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup lightly steamed broccoli florets
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- dash salt and pepper, to taste (sea salt tastes best)
While quinoa is cooking, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves and salt and pepper.
When quinoa is finished cooking, allow to cool slightly then, toss with vegetables and lemon juice mix, stirring to combine well. Add more salt and pepper to taste, and chill before serving.
Makes 6 servings of quinoa salad.
Calories Per Serving: 270, Total Fat: 10.5g, 16% RDA, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, 8% RDA
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0% RDA
Sodium: 518mg, 22% RDA
Total Carbohydrates: 34.5g, 11% RDA
Dietary Fiber: 4.4g, 18% RDA
Vitamin A 21%, Vitamin C 75%, Calcium 5%, Iron 15%