Blueberry, Avocado & Toasted Pecan Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 0 min 1
Blueberry, Avocado & Toasted Pecan Quinoa Salad
Health Highlights

Ingredients


1/2 cup Quinoa, cooked
1/4 cup Blueberries
1/2 avocado(s) Avocado (diced)
1/4 cup Pecans
3/4 tsp Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
3/4 tsp Maple syrup, pure (for dressing)
1 tbsp Lime juice (fresh) (for dressing)
1 tbsp Basil, fresh (finely chopped, for dressing)
1 pinch Himalayan sea salt (for dressing)
1 dash Black pepper (for dressing)

Instructions


  1. In a large bowl, add quinoa, blueberries, avocados and pecans.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, maple syrup, lime juice, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour over the salad and gently stir to combine. Serve cold.

Notes:

Nutrition Highlights

  • Quinoa is a complete protein and an excellent way to pair vegan and vegetarian meals, ie. lentils, beans, peas.
  • Avocado is a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids which are important for a healthy heart!
  • Blueberries are abundant in antioxidants making them great for a healthy immune system

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 554
Calories from fat 372
Calories from saturated fat 43
Total Fat 41 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 24.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 185 mg
Potassium 854 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 13.2 g
Sugars 10.2 g
Protein 9.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.6
Grain 1.4
Meat Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 1

Energy sources


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