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    Tuna, Veggie & Quinoa Salad

    Tuna, Veggie & Quinoa Salad. Photo by hclaire

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    17 mins

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    12 mins

    velorutionista's Note:

    A simple salad, but full of healthy ingredients. I love this perpared pilaf style (i.e. no dressing), but my hubby prefers it with the dressing. You can switch up the ingredients, too (I do quite often depending on what I have on hand!)

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    Dressing (optional)


    1. 1
      Combine quinoa & water in a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil over medium high flame, then reduce flame to low and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, till water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, 12-15 minutes.
    2. 2
      Combine tuna, beans, corn, bell pepper, and herbs in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, zest, orange juice, and salt and pepper till smooth.
    4. 4
      When quinoa is done cooking, let cool a few minutes, then combine with veggies in bowl. Drizzle with dressing (if using), stir to mix. Serve warm or chilled.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 04, 2013


      The combination is nice. I like the orangy taste. However, the salad needs more flavor: I think I would like to add something sour (to go with the fish) or something spicy, or anything to add some flavor.

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    • on June 27, 2011


      I just made this and it's unbelievably good. I'm on a quinoa kick right now and this is probably the best quinoa dish I've come across, I just ate it as my main course for dinner. I changed the recipe up slightly. I'm not a huge fan of cold salads, so I went ahead and sauteed the bell pepper along with half an onion and the corn. For the herb, I just used parsley because that's what I had (though I think cilantro would be really good). For a final touch, I added a couple handfuls of chopped pecans and BAM! A most delicious, healthy meal. I was kind of skeptical of how the orange dressing was going to mix with the flavors of the sauteed veggies but it worked out really well. It made a lot and it fills you up fast, so I'll gladly be munching on this for the next few days!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tuna, Veggie & Quinoa Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (307 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 346.7
    Calories from Fat 78
    Total Fat 8.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 24.9 mg
    Sodium 231.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 24.5 g

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