Antipasto Quinoa Salad Jar

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 4
Antipasto Quinoa Salad Jar
Health Rating
A flavourful low glycemic salad jar to prep ahead for those busy days.

Ingredients


2 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced)
1 cup Red onion (diced)
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes (diced)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch Salt and pepper (or to taste)
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (raw)
1 cup Basil, fresh
2 cup Baby spinach (for pesto)
1 medium Lemon (juiced)
1/3 cup Sunflower seeds
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil, garlic-infused
1 tbsp Soy sauce, tamari
2 clove(s) Garlic (chopped)
1/3 cup whole Black olives
2 cup Baby spinach

Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place diced red pepper, red onion, and cherry tomatoes together in a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper. Spread veggies evenly across on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes flipping halfway through and ensuring they don't burn.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare quinoa in a saucepan according to package instructions.
  4. Next make your pesto by combining basil, spinach, lemon juice, sunflower seeds, olive oil, tamari and garlic cloves in a food processor. Blend until creamy consistency forms.
  5. Remove vegetables from the oven and place them back in the mixing bowl. Add the black olives and toss well.
  6. Prepare mason jars. Place a few spoonfuls of quinoa at the bottom of each jar. Next, add a spoonful or two of pesto. Then layer in the roasted veggies. Finish each jar by packing it with spinach. Shake and dump into a bowl. Enjoy!

Notes:

Nutritional Highlights

  • Quinoa is a wonderful gluten-free and low glycemic seed that is a complete protein as it contains all essential amino acids. It's high in fiber, magnesium, folate, zinc, and iron.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 409
Calories from fat 216
Calories from saturated fat 28.3
Total Fat 24.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 508 mg
Potassium 793 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
Sugars 5.4 g
Protein 10.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.3
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 2.8

Energy sources


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