Quinoa Dump Salad

Apr 15, 2020 | Main Meals

As I try to use up every last ingredient before having to make another trip to the grocery store (quarantine life), I found myself tossing together this crunchy and tangy quinoa salad.

I was craving fresh ingredients that fit my health and fitness goals. I know that when I eat well, I feel my best. And when I feel my best, I can care for my family so much more effectively – and that’s a win-win for everyone. This fiber rich salad will keep you satisfied and can support your weight-loss goals! 

It’s super easy to prepare, just prep all your ingredients and then toss together in a bowl. If you need to substitute anytime, by all means go for it!

Quinoa Dump Salad 

Prep: 10 minutes 

Makes: 1 serving 

 

Ingredients: 

o   ½ Lemon, juiced

o   1 tsp spicy mustard 

o   ¾ cup cooked quinoa 

o   ½ cup shelled edamame (thawed if frozen) 

o   2 Tbsp minced red onion 

o   ½ bell pepper, finely chopped 

o   ½ cup grape tomatoes, cut in half 

o   ¼ cup chopped parsley 

o   2 ounces avocado, cubed 

o   Salt & pepper to taste 

Directions: 

1.     Combine lemon juice and mustard in a small bowl, mix well. Place quinoa in a separate bowl and toss with lemon juice mixture. 

2.     Add remaining ingredients, edamame through avocado. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before eating if desired. 

Nutrition information: 437 calories; 64 g carbohydrate; 18g protein; 25g Fat (2g Sat; 3g Poly; 6g Mono); 397mg sodium; 15g Fiber 

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