Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa- well drained
  • 1 cup chopped green, yellow and/or orange sweet pepper (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup dried, cooked garbanzo beans(chickpeas) or other allowable bean, rinsed and drained well(optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion or celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper as desired

Directions

In small saucepan combine water and quinoa. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine sweet pepper, tomatoes, beans green onions, parsley and mind. Add the cooked quinoa, mix well. Add lemon juice, toss well to mix. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours before serving. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

  • Ingredients10
  • Servings4-6
  • Calories143

Nutrients Per Serving

  • Calories: 143
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbohydrate: 27 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sodium: 174 mg
  • Potassium: 495 mg
  • Phosphorus: 161 mg

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