Summer Squash and Red Quinoa Salad with Walnuts Recipe

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Summer Squash and Red Quinoa Salad with Walnuts
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  1. Bring quinoa and 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Season with salt, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until quinoa is tender but not mushy, 12–15 minutes. Drain; return quinoa to hot saucepan. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Uncover; fluff with a fork and let cool.
  2. Cut squash into 1/8 -thick slices, some lengthwise and some crosswise. Transfer to a large bowl, season with 2 teaspoons salt, and toss to coat. Let sit until slightly wilted, about 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain well. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Whisk grated Parmesan, zest, juice, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season dressing with salt and pepper.
  4. Combine squash, quinoa, parsley, walnuts, and basil in a large bowl. Pour dressing over; toss to coat. Garnish with shaved Parmesan.
  5. Per serving: 350 calories, 29 g fat, 3 g fiber Nutritional analysis provided by Bon Appétit
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 414.42 Kcal (1735 kJ)
Calories from fat 305.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.99g 52%
Cholesterol 3.16mg 1%
Sodium 1041.79mg 43%
Potassium 466.03mg 10%
Total Carbs 20.87g 7%
Sugars 2.77g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.97g 16%
Protein 9.8g 20%
Vitamin C 33.9mg 57%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Calcium 109.6mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 196.73 Kcal (824 kJ)
Calories from fat 145.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.14g 52%
Cholesterol 1.5mg 1%
Sodium 494.54mg 43%
Potassium 221.22mg 10%
Total Carbs 9.91g 7%
Sugars 1.32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.88g 16%
Protein 4.65g 20%
Vitamin C 16.1mg 57%
Iron 1mg 12%
Calcium 52mg 11%

* 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

  • 10.3
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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