Quinoa-Berry Salad

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Quinoa-Berry Salad
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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Ready in
30 m
4
Servings
288
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 pint blackberries, preferably organic
  • 1 pint raspberries, preferably organic
  • 1 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 Cups mixed greens
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.6%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
80µg
9%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15%
Vitamin C
43mg
71%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
64µg
80%
Calcium
88mg
9%
Fiber
14g
55%
Folate (food)
125µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
125µg
31%
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
122mg
31%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
244mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
548mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.3%
Sodium
247mg
10%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.1%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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