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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Life is too important to be taken seriously."
-Oscar Wilde, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

I had a version of this at a restaurant recently and it was good, but not very well balanced. There was simply a lot of parsley but I could see a lot of room for some subtlety. The balance between sweet green peppers, spicy onions and herbaceous parsley seems perfect. Ideally, you should make this a day in advance of when you want to eat it.

This quinoa recipe is a fantastic side dish with grilled fish or chicken.


 

Green Quinoa Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

Cooking time does not include chilling time. This recipe is best chilled overnight to really bring out the flavors. Keeps well, refrigerated, for 4-5 days.

2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
2 green onions
1/2 medium green bell pepper (finely diced)
1/2 cup parsley (minced)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the water in a medium sauce pan over high heat. When the water boils, add the quinoa.

Reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir occasionally. The quinoa will take about 20 minutes to cook. When the water is gone, the quinoa is done. Place it in a large mixing bowl and refrigerate until cool.

While the quinoa is cooking, slice the green part off of the green onions.

Slice the white part of the onion in half lengthwise, then thinly cut them crosswise. Repeat with the green tops.

When the quinoa is cool, add the green onions to the bowl with the green pepper, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Toss well and chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 15%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 4% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 154 mcg Potassium 346 mg
Magnesium 92 mg