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Mediterranean Vegetable Salad

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

This is one of those salads that you can eat as a meal on its own or as a side dish. It’s great for
backyard gatherings or a party as it really feeds a crowd.

Click here for Quinoa: What it is and How to Cook it

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1/2 Cup red quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 Cup white quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup cooked peas
  • 1 Cup cooked green beans, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 Cup cooked corn kernals
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 8 Ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 shallots or scallions, finely sliced

For the dressing

  • 3 Ounces extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

For the salad

Place the red and white quinoa in a small saucepan with the water, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

In a salad bowl, place the peas, beans, corn, carrots, capsicum, tomatoes, onion and shallots. Mix together and add the cooled quinoa.
 

For the dressing

Whisk together the olive oil, garlic, mustard, vinegar, and seasoning and pour over the salad. Toss well and leave for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to combine.
 

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving235
Total Fat13g19%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated2g9%
Protein6g12%
Carbs27g9%
Vitamin A170µg19%
Vitamin B60.3mg14.4%
Vitamin C32mg54%
Vitamin E3mg13%
Vitamin K35µg43%
Calcium44mg4%
Fiber5g20%
Folate (food)78µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)78µg20%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium68mg17%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus161mg23%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium429mg12%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.8%
Sodium524mg22%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12.9%
Zinc1mg8%