Crunchy Curry Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 4
Crunchy Curry Quinoa Salad
Health Rating

Ingredients


2 cup Quinoa, uncooked
2 tbsp Curry powder (mild )
1 tsp Sea salt
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
1 medium Lemon (zested and juiced)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 cucumber(s) Cucumber (diced (about 2 cups))
2 small Green Apples (diced)
2 cup chopped Red bell pepper
1/4 cup Basil, fresh (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup Sunflower seeds (roasted and salted; can use pumpkin seeds as an alternative )

Instructions


  1. Rinse the quinoa and combine with the curry powder, salt, and 4 cups cold water in a large pot.
  2. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 minutes. Turn the heat off and let sit, still covered, for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl make the dressing by combining the olive oil, vinegar, salt, garlic, lemon juice and zest, whisking until well combined. Then add the diced cucumber, apple, and peppers.
  4. Next, add the dressing to the warm quinoa and stir until well combined. The mixture will be on the wet side. Let sit at least an hour for the dressing to absorb and flavours to develop.
  5. Stir in the basil, then cover and chill, or serve with a sprinkle of sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 672
Calories from fat 311
Calories from saturated fat 41
Total Fat 35 g
Saturated Fat 4.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 21.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 607 mg
Potassium 944 mg
Total Carbohydrate 75 g
Dietary Fiber 11.2 g
Sugars 10.3 g
Protein 14.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.6
Grain 4.2
Vegetables 2.2

Energy sources


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Notes:

With the warm summer weather, who doesn't like a zesty salad with fresh lemon, cucumber, apples, and more?! This recipe is packed with flavour, nutrients, and protein. Use this as a side or main meal! 

You can use this creation either as a side dish for lunches and dinner, or as a complete meal. Repurpose it by adding it to any greens salad, into a wrap or pita, or with brown rice. 

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