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Grains & Fruit Summer Salad

Rich in vitamins and minerals, this brilliant summer salad is a wholly satisfying low-calorie stunner. Serve alongside juicy chicken or a succulent steak, or top with grilled shrimp for a healthy complete meal in only half an hour!

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  • Makes: 8 side-dish or 4 main-dish
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins

Grains & Fruit Summer Salad

Directions

  1. For basil dressing, in a blender or small food processor combine the 1 cup basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together cooked grains and green onions. Stir in about 2 tablespoons of the basil dressing to coat.
  3. For the salad, line a large bowl with greens. Top greens with grains mixture, blueberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, zucchini, walnuts, and (if desired) salmon. Drizzle with half the remaining basil dressing; toss gently. Sprinkle with fresh herbs. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 8 side-dish or 4 main-dish servings.

Cooked quinoa

Directions

  1. *For 2 cups cooked quinoa, in a fine strainer rinse quinoa under cold running water; drain. In a small saucepan combine water, the quinoa, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Let stand to cool slightly. Drain off remaining liquid. Fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts (Grains & Fruit Summer Salad)

  • Per serving:
  • 207 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 91 mg sodium,
  • 21 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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