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Balsamic and Herb Quinoa Salad Recipe
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Balsamic and Herb Quinoa Salad

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"Serve this cold salad as a delicious summer side to your favorite grilled meat or try it alone as a great light lunch. I have been experimenting a lot with quinoa recently, and this is by far my favorite recipe. It's such a nice, healthy alternative to pasta and rice!"

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Directions

  1. Bring 2 cups water, quinoa, and bouillon granules to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Spread quinoa onto a baking sheet and refrigerate until cooled, about 30 minutes. Rinse saucepan.
  2. Place lima beans into the saucepan and add enough water to cover beans by 1 inch; season with salt and pepper. Cover saucepan with a lid and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until beans are cooked through but still tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain water and rinse beans under cold water to stop the cooking process; refrigerate until cool, about 10 minutes.
  3. Cook and stir almonds in a skillet over medium heat until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and cool almonds to room temperature, about 5 minutes.
  4. Mix quinoa, lima beans, almonds, tomatoes, scallions, and mozzarella cheese together in a large bowl.
  5. Whisk vinegar, almond oil, olive oil, Italian seasoning, basil, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until smooth; pour over quinoa mixture and stir to coat.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 20 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Leave out the chicken bouillon to make this dish vegetarian!
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Jul 14, 2014

Quinoa novices but trying to eat healthy grains more. This was a good introduction. Complex but subtle taste. I quartered grape tomatoes because I had extra-BOGO week at the store. I think 2 tsp basil+ 2 tsp Italian was overkill and will opt for 2 tsp total.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 12.6 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 405 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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