Quinoa Salad with Basil

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa 125 mL
  • 1 cup chicken broth 250 mL
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves 60 mL
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 15 mL
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey 5 mL
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard 5 mL
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    In a saucepan, bring quinoa and chicken broth to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 min. or until liquid absorbs. Remove from heat and keep covered at least 15 min. to steam quinoa.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine green onion, carrot, red pepper and zucchini. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a small food processor or blender, add basil, vinegar, maple syrup or honey and mustard. Process until basil is finely chopped. Add olive oil and pulse just until mixed. Mix quinoa and dressing into vegetables.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories 160
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 18 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 170 mg