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    Herbed Quinoa Salad

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    10 mins

    30 mins

    Rita~'s Note:

    After the holidays we need some healthy food.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      To cook the quinoa: bring 2 cups of water or stock to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add 1 cup of quinoa.
    3. 3
      Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tender but not mushy.
    4. 4
      Drain off any remaining liquid.
    5. 5
      Fluff with a fork to separate the grains.
    6. 6
      Allow to cool before combining in salad.
    7. 7
      In a 2-quart saucepan over high heat, bring one quart water to a boil.
    8. 8
      Add the peas.
    9. 9
      Cook for about 4 minutes, or until tender; do not overcook.
    10. 10
      Drain and rinse under cold water.
    11. 11
      Place the quinoa in a large bowl.
    12. 12
      Add the peas, goat cheese, parsley, basil, tarragon and chives.
    13. 13
      Toss lightly.
    14. 14
      In a cup, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil.
    15. 15
      Pour over the salad.
    16. 16
      Top with pine nuts.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 02, 2003

      55

      I'm a big fan of quinoa, I've only started eating it lately, but it's my new favorite "side-dish" even if I eat it as a main dish. I do have to admit that I am not a fan of goat's cheese, so I used a really good sheep's milk feta. The sharpness of the cheese went beautifully with the nutty flavor of the quinoa. Before squeezing the juice out of the lemon I zested it and also tossed the zest in with the parsley. The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of pine nuts, but that's a joke in this family, I topped it all with about 1/2 cup of pine nuts, which we all fought over, of course. Rita, thanks for helping me to add another quinoa recipe to my repetoire!

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    • on June 16, 2011

      55

      I enjoyed this fresh, healthy salad. I chose peas, as I had frozen ones. I did toast the quinoa in a iron skillet, then added water. Thanks Rita!

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    • on May 30, 2011

      55

      I served this as a warm salad with bacon instead of cheese and it was great - it also could be served hot or cold and would be yummy . I toasted my quinoa first and it certainly reduces the earthy flavour, All the herbs were freshly snipped from my garden. Made for ZWT 7.

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    Nutritional Facts for Herbed Quinoa Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (240 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 595.7
     
    Calories from Fat 118
    19%
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 16.8 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 98.2 g
    32%
    Dietary Fiber 13.2 g
    52%
    Sugars 4.1 g
    16%
    Protein 23.3 g
    46%

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