Lemon Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa (keen-wa) is a delicious, healthy, low fat alternative to rice or pasta. It is packed with more protein than any other whole grain and goes well with meat, fish or vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • Lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/4 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Rinse quinoa in clean water and drain. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add in rinsed quinoa. Simmer for about 15 minutes until all water is absorbed. Quinoa should emit a small tail and become tender. Add remaining ingredients to the quinoa, and refrigerate for one half hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
99
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    1g
    2%
  • Saturated Fat
    0
    0%
  • Cholesterol
    1mg
    0%
  • Sodium
    60mg
    3%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    6%
  • Dietary Fiber
    2g
    8%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    3g
    6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.