Gluten Free Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Gluten Free Quinoa Salad
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  1. First rinse and drain the Quinoa till the water runs clear to prevent a bitter taste in the finished product.
  2. Place the Quinoa in a medium sauce pot with the 2 cups or chicken stock, water or vegetable stock can be uses as well to make this vegetarian.
  3. Bring the Quinoa to a boil and then reduce to a simmer with the lid on.
  4. Simmer for around 20 minutes until the Quinoa germ is visible, The grain will be slightly chewy but not overly so. Time could vary depending on your stove and your brand of Quinoa some take less time while others take more. The water will be mostly if not completely absorbed when the Quinoa is done.
  5. Set the Quinoa aside when it's done to let it cool. Seed and then chop the cucumber and chop some tomato as well to garnish.
  6. Once the Quinoa is cooled add the cucumber as well as the olive oil. Use a zester to zest the lemon and then juice the lemon. Depending on the size of the lemon you may only need half the lemon.
  7. Add the salt and pepper to taste and mix the Quinoa together. Serve chilled with a garnish of tomato.
  8. It's not listed in the recipe but you may toast some pine nuts and add them as well. I omit them from this recipe because I'm allergic but my mother likes them in it.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 209.07 Kcal (875 kJ)
Calories from fat 79.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.88g 14%
Cholesterol 25.63mg 9%
Sodium 248.74mg 10%
Potassium 242.23mg 5%
Total Carbs 15.27g 5%
Sugars 0.47g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.96g 8%
Protein 16.11g 32%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 8%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 22.6mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 192.91 Kcal (808 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.19g 14%
Cholesterol 23.64mg 9%
Sodium 229.51mg 10%
Potassium 223.51mg 5%
Total Carbs 14.09g 5%
Sugars 0.43g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.81g 8%
Protein 14.87g 32%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 8%
Iron 1.5mg 9%
Calcium 20.8mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.5
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

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