Quinoa-Berry Salad

Quinoa-Berry Salad
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Quinoa-Berry Salad
Amie Valpone
Quinoa-Berry Salad

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of quinoa and greens. And a few fresh raspberries and blackberries, too. So pretty and so easy to make. Just a few ingredients from my garden and a quick trip to the market for fresh berries. And voilà.

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4
Servings
345
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  uncooked quinoa
  • pint blackberries, preferably organic
  • pint raspberries, preferably organic
  • 1  Teaspoon  dried basil
  • 2  Cups  mixed greens
  • scallions, chopped finely
  • 2  Tablespoons  white balsamic vinegar
  • 1  Teaspoon  stevia powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly ground white pepper
  • 1  Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon zest, plus more for serving
  • 2  Tablespoons  ground flaxseeds

Directions

Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for 20 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, blackberries, raspberries, basil, mixed greens, and scallions. Gently toss to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Remove the quinoa salad from the refrigerator and drizzle with the balsamic dressing. Serve chilled with additional lemon zest.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
20mg
27%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
28µg
31%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
45mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
117µg
29%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
133mg
42%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
263mg
38%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
55mg
4%
Water
95g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.