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Quinoa-Almond Salad

Quinoa-Almond Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy this nutty quinoa-almond salad recipe that’s ready in less than an hour – perfect for a side dish. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Quinoa-Almond Salad

1
cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup coarsely shredded carrot (about 1 small)
1/4
cup sliced almonds, toasted*
1/4
cup dried cherries or cranberries

Balsamic Vinaigrette

2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
tablespoons canola or soybean oil
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat quinoa, water and salt to boiling in 2-quart saucepan, stirring once or twice; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until tender.
  • 2
    Remove saucepan from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with fork; cool 15 minutes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat all vinaigrette ingredients with whisk.
  • 4
    Mix vinaigrette, quinoa and remaining salad ingredients in large bowl. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate about 4 hours or until chilled.

Expert Tips

  • To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350° oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
  • “The addition of almonds and other nuts to my diet helps lower cholesterol, and this colorful salad is a great way to add them.” Wanda S.
  • Adding toasted nuts to grains, such as quinoa, really brings out the flavor. Quinoa is higher in unsaturated (good) fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains and is considered a complete protein, so there are many reasons to include it in a heart-healthy diet.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
6g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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