Sweet Quinoa Surprise

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 8
Sweet Quinoa Surprise
Health Rating
A simple quinoa salad inspired by a Greek salad!


1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (rinsed)
2 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
1 can (19oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (drained and rinsed)
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced)
1/2 cucumber(s) Cucumber (diced)
1/2 cup, crumbled Feta cheese
1/4 cup Cranberries, dried
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
4 tsp Extra virgin olive oil


1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring quinoa and broth to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer; cover and cook for about 15 minutes, or until broth is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Let stand covered for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chickpeas, pepper, cucumber, feta and cranberries.

3. Fluff quinoa with a fork and add to the bowl containing your chickpea combination. Drizzle with vinegar, olive oil and toss well to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 247
Calories from fat 67
Calories from saturated fat 19.7
Total Fat 7.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 8.8 mg
Sodium 404 mg
Potassium 333 mg
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
Sugars 7.2 g
Protein 9.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.4
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.0

Energy sources



Quick Tips:

Add any vegetables you like such as tomatoes, fresh arugula or even olives.


Nutritional Highlights:


Quinoa is a wonderful gluten-free pseudo-grain that is high in beneficial B Vitamins, minerals and very high in fiber.


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