Quinoa Salad with Agave-Mint Dressing

Create a healthy, flavorful side dish featuring white (pearl) and red quinoas and mint.  Apricots, dates and almonds add sweetness, color and nutty crunch.

Ingredients
Serves: 5
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Directions
15 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • Rinse quinoas; drain well. Bring quinoas and water to boil in small saucepan on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 13 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally

  • Meanwhile, mix lemon juice, oil, agave nectar, mint flakes, sea salt and pepper in small bowl until well blended. Set aside

  • Mix quinoa, almonds, apricots, dates and green onion in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to mix well. Serve at room temperature

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 271Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 165mgProtein: 4g
  • Total Fat: 15gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g

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