Sweet Quinoa Surprise

Sweet Quinoa Surprise

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
15 min 15 min 30 min 8


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


In saucepan, 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.

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

Fluff quinoa with fork and add to bowl. Drizzle with vinegar and oil and toss well to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 252
Calories from fat 68
Calories from saturated fat 19.8
Total Fat 7.6 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 412 mg
Potassium 343 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
Sugars 7.4 g
Protein 10.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

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

Energy sources

Pygal 57% 465.632174061 214.162287587 27% 295.695652179 219.348294364 16% 337.829498133 118.047343956 57% 27% 16% Carbohydrates Fat Protein
Recipe from: Eat Right Ontario
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