Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

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  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
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Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
Ingredients
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup quinoa, rinsed
1
tablespoon rice vinegar
2
teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/3
cup chopped red or yellow sweet pepper
1/3
cup coarsely shredded or thinly sliced carrots
1/3
cup matchstick-size pieces zucchini
1
green onion, bias-sliced
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and quinoa. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, salt, and crushed red pepper. Stir in sweet pepper, carrots, zucchini and green onion. Add cooled quinoa; toss to coat. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 24 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette)
    Per serving:
  • 145 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 167 mg sodium,
  • 19 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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