QUINOA SALAD

Quinoa Salad- Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 large jalapeños, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon macadamia oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup museli, toasted
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Method: 

  1. Cook quinoa in 2 cups of hot water, reduce to medium heat and cook for about 20 minutes till all the water disappears.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside to let cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss jalapeños with 1 teaspoon of the oil and salt, transfer to a baking sheet and roast until soft and slightly blackened, about 20 minutes.
  4. Set aside to let cool.
  5. Whisk together lime juice and salt. Drizzle in remaining ¼ cup oil while continuing to whisk constantly.
  6. Pour this dressing over quinoa, add jalapeños, green onions, queso fresco, pumpkin seeds, grapes and cilantro and toss gently to combine.
 
Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: 240 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 24g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 6g protein.

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