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2 hrs 30 mins
Very tasty side dish - especially for barbecues! (It can be made a day ahead) - To make it a complete vegan meal, just add chickpeas or baked/grilled tofu chunks. Serve with (vegan)tzatziki.
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- 4 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 -2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or 1 -2 tablespoon wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar or 1 teaspoon raw sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaf
- 1Rinse quinoa in a strainer under running water and drain.
- 2Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and let it simmer for 10-15 minute (until water is absorbed and quinoa is translucent)
- 3Set aside to cool. Meanwhile prepare vegetables.
- 4Combine ingredients for the marinade, pour over cooled quinoa and stir to mix.
- 5Add herbs and vegetables. Stir again. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
- 6Cover and refrigerate 2-6 hours or more. (Serve at room temperature).
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Nutritional Facts for Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Serving Size: 1 (223 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 508.9
- Calories from Fat 285
- Total Fat 31.6 g
- Saturated Fat 3.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 422.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 49.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
- Sugars 11.1 g
- Protein 12.4 g