Fruity Quinoa and Feta Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette

Fruity Quinoa and Feta Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette Author: Canadian Living Credits: Fruity Quinoa and Feta Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette

A hearty addition to any lunch, this salad pleases many palates. Quinoa, an ancient grain, is available at natural food stores and most supermarkets. 

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine:September 2012

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried apricot diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Method

In small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to boil; stir in quinoa. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

In bowl, combine vinegar, oil, shallot, salt and pepper. Stir in quinoa, feta cheese, apricots, cherries and parsley.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 267.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Potassium 387 mg
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 33 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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