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Tropical Quinoa Salad

Good for you, and tastes good too! Sweet dried fruits and coconut complement nutritious quinoa in this chilled side dish.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked quinoa
2
cups water
1
bag (6 oz) dried pineapple, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
bag (5 oz) dried mango, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
bag (2 oz) chopped macadamia nuts (about 1/2 cup)
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
2
tablespoons orange marmalade
1/4
cup orange juice
1/4
cup flaked coconut
10
leaves Bibb lettuce

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and water to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining ingredients except coconut and lettuce. Stir in quinoa. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time.
  • 3 Sprinkle coconut in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 6 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until light brown. Cool.
  • 4 To serve, spoon 1/2 cup salad onto each lettuce leaf; sprinkle with toasted coconut.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Pronounced KEEN-wah, quinoa is an ancient grain high in protein and low in carbohydrates compared to other grains. Look for quinoa in the rice aisle rice of your grocery store.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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