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
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
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