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    Costco Quinoa Salad

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    45 mins

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    Dreamer in Ontario's Note:

    We love Costco's quinoa salad so I was thrilled when I stumbled across the recipe in finecooking.com It's best to make this salad the day before you plan to serve it to give the grains time to absorb the vinaigrette and to let the flavors blend. Take it out of the fridge 30 to 45 minutes before serving for the best flavor.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse quinoa thoroughly under cold water and drain.
    2. 2
      Bring 7 cups water to a boil in a 4 quart pot over high heat.
    3. 3
      Add 3/4 teaspoons salt; add quinoa, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally and adding more boiling water as needed to keep the quinoa covered, until tender (about 15 to 20 minutes).
    4. 4
      Drain and rinse the quinoa with cold water to stop the cooking.
    5. 5
      Transfer quinoa to a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss lightly to coat.
    6. 6
      Spread the quinoa on the baking sheet and cool completely at room temperature or in the fridge.
    7. 7
      Put vinegar and lemon juice in a small bowl and gradually whisk in the 1/3 cup olive oil (vinaigrette).
    8. 8
      Whisk in lemon zest; taste; season with salt, pepper and additional vinegar and lemon juice or olive oil as needed.
    9. 9
      Place cooked and cooled quinoa in large serving bowl and toss to break up any clumps.
    10. 10
      Add tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, bell peppers, lentils, mung beans, cilantro and parsley plus 1/2 cup vinaigrette and toss.
    11. 11
      Taste and season as needed with more vinaigrette, salt and pepper.
    12. 12
      Serve or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
    13. 13
      If making ahead, allow salad to sit at room temperature so it's not refrigerator-cold and season with more vinaigrette, salt and pepper before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 25, 2014

      What a hit at a BBQ. Really didn't want to make potato salad but something more healthy and fresh tasting. This is really good; had mung beans and red lentils (can buy both by the pound at Whole Foods) but didn't add them for no particular reason. Everyone wanted the recipe!

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    • on April 12, 2013

      55

      A delicious and healthy salad! I used garbanzo beans in place of the mung beans. Thanks! Made for PRMR game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Costco Quinoa Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (129 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 422.0
     
    Calories from Fat 114
    27%
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 25.1 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 59.7 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 11.1 g
    44%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 19.0 g
    38%

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