Blueberry Cashew Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 4
Blueberry Cashew Quinoa Salad
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Ingredients


1/2 cup Quinoa, uncooked
1 cup Blueberries
1/2 cup Cashew nuts, raw
1 cup Vegetable stock/broth
142 gm Lettuce, spring mix (mesclun) (a 5 oz container)
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
2 medium shallot(s) Shallots (minced, for dressing)
1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Maple syrup, pure (or honey)
1 pinch Salt
1 dash Black pepper

Instructions


1. Rinse quinoa then add to small saucepan with vegetable broth. Bring to a boil over then reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Set side to cool while you prepare the salad.

2. Prepare the salad dressing by heating 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté about 5 minutes or until translucent.

3. In a food processor or blender, add cooked shallots, balsamic vinegar, remaining olive oil, 1/2 cup blueberries, maple syrup, sea salt and pepper and blend until well combined.

4. Divide mixed greens onto 4 plates or bowls and evenly distribute the quinoa, remaining blueberries and cashews, then drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!

Notes:

Quinoa

is a complete protein and high in fiber!

Blueberries

are an excellent source of antioxidants, important for immunity! 


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 358
Calories from fat 169
Calories from saturated fat 25.7
Total Fat 18.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 205 mg
Potassium 536 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
Sugars 16.6 g
Protein 8.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.5
Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 1.2

Energy sources


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