Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Savor a cool, low-fat salad that's a colorful medley of global flavors.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

1
cup uncooked quinoa
2
cups roasted garlic-seasoned chicken broth (from two 14-oz cans)
1/2
cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar)
1/2
cup cubed provolone cheese
1/4
cup chopped kalamata olives
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing
  1. Rinse quinoa under cold water 1 minute; drain.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and broth to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender; drain. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  3. In large serving bowl, toss quinoa and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately, or refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Makes 4 servings (3/4 cup each)
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Did You Know?
Quinoa is a popular grain in South American cuisine and is gaining popularity in the states. Its nutrition profile is impressive because it is a complete protein.
Substitution
Cooking grains in chicken broth or vegetable broth adds to the overall flavor of the dish. You can also cook the quinoa in 2 cups water with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Serve-With
Serve a scoop of this savory salad on a lettuce leaf. Add a slice of crusty French bread and 3/4 cup of fresh raspberries for dessert to raise the Carbohydrate Choices to 3 1/2.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 820mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.