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5104 Quinoa-Salad

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a gluten-free grain which is a good source of protein, fiber, and iron. It cooks like rice and takes about 20 minutes for cooking. Quinoa is available in health stores and supermarkets and has emerged as a super grain due to its high protein and gluten-free status. Below is a recipe which includes this new superfood along with the other healthy vegetables to make a great fiber-rich dish.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

Quinoa- 1 Cup

Water- 2 Cups

Lemon Juice- ¼ Cup

Tomatoes- 3, diced

Cucumber – 1, diced

Carrots- 2, grated

Parsley- 1 cup chopped

Olive Oil- ¼ cup

Salt- To taste

 Method

  1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Now add the quinoa along with a pinch of salt. Let it simmer for 15 minutes on low flame until the water is absorbed. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile in a large bowl combine the olive oil, salt, lemon juice, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and parsley.
  3. Stir in the cooled quinoa.
  4. Mix well and serve chilled or at room temperature

 

Nutritional Value (per serving)

Energy- 211 kcal
Protein- 6.1 g
Carbohydrate- 30.6 g
Fats- 7.2 g

 

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