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Greek Quinoa Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 45 min.
Angie McGowan
Quinoa is already high in protein but you could add bacon to up the protein factor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped seedless cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh mint
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds (optional)

Directions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions in water.
  • Add all other ingredients to a large bowl.
  • When quinoa is cooked, add to bowl and stir to combine.
  • Let sit for about 15 minutes before serving so that the flavors can combine.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 290
  Calories from Fat 123 (42%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(10%)Sodium 251mg
(15%)Potassium 523mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(16%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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