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Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

Makes: 2 servings
Serving size: 3/4cup
Prep 20 mins Cook 15 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 2,
  • cal. (kcal) 145,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 4179,
  • vit. C (mg) 37,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 65,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 167,
  • Potassium (mg) 308,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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