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Quinoa Salad with a Simple Citrus Dressing and a Recipe Video

Putting a quinoa salad together is easy, and a whole bunch of nutritional benefits for you!
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I realized how much I missed ice skating. As a teenager (oh so long ago), I skated at least every other weekend. Back then, ice skating was the thing to do. I also found it fun watching a bunch of third graders learning how to skate and having a great time doing that. They fell often, but simply got back up and kept on trying.

This Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing recipe was given to me by one of my longtime friends. I met her in 8th grade during that time when skating was the thing. We’ve stayed in touch ever since. I love this salad because it’s refreshing and very easy to put together—just combine a few simple and healthy ingredients for a great, satisfying lunch.

HEALTHY INGREDIENTS ARE WHAT CAN BETTER OUR HEALTH!

For example, the grain quinoa boosts bone health. It is also packed with protein and treats diabetes. On the other hand, tomatoes target heart health. Eating more tomatoes reduces heart disease and promotes healthy skin. Avocados provide a healthy source of fats but also supports weight loss and promotes a smaller waistline. Happy salad making!

So, here’s what you’ll need to make this nutritious salad:

Quinoa is rich in fiber and benefits your digestive system.

Plum tomato is rich in lycopene and potassium.

Red onion is filled with quercetin, which supports your immune system and fights inflammation.

Fresh parsley give your body vitamin K for bone health, as well as vitamin A for eye health.

Avocado is rich in B vitamins, which work to fight inflammation in your body.

Along with these ingredients, you will need lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.

How to make a Quinoa Salad with a Simple Citrus Dressing

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Quinoa Salad with a Citrus Dressing and a Recipe Video

Putting a quinoa salad together is easy, and a whole bunch of nutritional benefits for you!
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 543kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, about 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients together.
  • Salt and pepper to your taste.

Video

YouTube video

Nutrition

Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 1049mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 5mg

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