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    Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad

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    30 mins

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    Chef #630114's Note:

    Nice light salad with a punch of protein from the quinoa. I like adding chopped mango or small mozzeralla balls to the salad for added kick depending on my mood. Extra dressing is great for marinades or additional salad dressing.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Salad

    Dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse quinoa and prepare (1 cup quinoa, 2 cups broth) on stove or in rice maker.
    2. 2
      Chop bell pepper, red onion, and tomatoes tomatoes and combine in large bowl. Add spinach and arugula to bowl. Julienne basil and add to bowl.
    3. 3
      Dressing: Zest and juice lemons for 2 teaspoons lemon zest and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Combine lemon juice and zest in a food processor with garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Blend adding olive oil until well blended.
    4. 4
      Pour 1/3 of dressing on ingredients in the bowl. Toss to combine.
    5. 5
      Add quinoa to bowl. Toss to combine. Add more dressing if needed.
    6. 6
      Serve hot or cold.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (162 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 366.2
     
    Calories from Fat 188
    51%
    Total Fat 20.9 g
    32%
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 167.7 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 45.0 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
    31%
    Sugars 1.8 g
    7%
    Protein 8.0 g
    16%

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    vegetable broth

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