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!

Ingredients


1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (rinsed)
2 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
1 can (19oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (drained and rinsed)
1 can(s) (15 oz) Red kidney beans, canned, drained
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

Instructions


  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.

Notes:

Quick Tips:

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

 



Nutritional Highlights:

Quinoa

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

 


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 283
Calories from fat 71
Calories from saturated fat 21.0
Total Fat 7.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 8.8 mg
Sodium 498 mg
Potassium 445 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 9.6 g
Sugars 7.2 g
Protein 13.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.1
Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.7
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.4

Energy sources


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