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    Red Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad (By Marco Borges)

    Red Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad (By Marco Borges). Photo by JanuaryBride

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    JanuaryBride's Note:

    This recipe was posted in US Magazine in December. It says that this is one of the recipes that Marco Borges fixed for Beyonce and Jay Z for lunch during their 22 day vegan challenge. While I try to eat vegan every day for lunch (for health reasons) I had to assume this recipe would be a winner if meat eaters liked it. And guess what - it's a FABULOUS recipe!!! I did swap out lemon infused olive oil which I think it what put mine over the top, so if you don't have it I highly recommend adding a squeeze of lemon to your dressing. WOW was this palate pleasing. Note: If you like a lot of dressing and aren't counting calories, feel free to double the dressing.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 2

    Yield:

    salads

    Units: US | Metric

    Dressing

    Salad

    • 4 cups arugula, packed
    • 1/2 cup cooked red quinoa
    • 1 1/2 cups cantaloupe, chunks (bite sized pieces)
    • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (walnuts work well too)
    • pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
    2. 2
      One two serving plates, evenly divide the arugula, topped by the quinoa, then the cantaloupe and nuts, drizzled with dressing and finished off with fresh cracked pepper.

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad (By Marco Borges)

    Serving Size: 1 (252 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 479.1
     
    Calories from Fat 270
    56%
    Total Fat 30.0 g
    46%
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 33.8 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.9 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
    25%
    Sugars 13.8 g
    55%
    Protein 10.9 g
    21%

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