• 5 Ratings

Grain salads are great warm or at room temp. Get ahead by making the quinoa earlier in the week, or save some time with quinoa in microwaveable pouches. We like to keep a few in the pantry for hectic nights when we need dinner fast!

Anna Kovel
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook quinoa according to package directions; transfer to a large bowl.

  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini in a single layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes or until browned on one side. Add a pinch of kosher salt. Stir; reduce heat to medium. Add sweet pepper; cook 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in paprika; transfer mixture to bowl with quinoa.

  • Stir in green onions, almonds, and 1/4 tsp. each kosher salt and black pepper. Stir in cilantro just before serving. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; 24 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 15 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. 788 mg potassium; 52 g carbohydrates; 9 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 13 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 1950 IU vitamin a; 74 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 168 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 111 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;


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