Crab and Red Quinoa Salad

Crab and Red Quinoa Salad

Red quinoa makes a nice contrast to the pale crab meat. However, any other quinoa type (and colour) may be used in this recipe.

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 15 min

Standing 20 min

370 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1 cup quinoa   180 g
2 cups water   500 mL
1/2 bunch arugula, coarsely chopped   80 g
2 tomatoes, Roma type, cut into small pieces   140 g
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil   65 mL
4 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lemon
1 1/4 tsp gingerroot, grated   5 g
1 pinch cayenne pepper   0.1 g
400 g canned crab    
4 tbsp chives, fresh, finely chopped   12 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Method

  1. Cook the quinoa in the water then let it cool down 10 minutes.
  2. Put the arugula and tomatoes in a salad bowl. Add the quinoa.
  3. Put the oil, lemon juice, grated ginger, Cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk, using a fork, until it is emulsified. Pour over the salad.
  4. Gently toss to combine. Add the crab meat and sprinkle with the finely chopped chives. Cover and chill for at least 20 min before seving to allow the flavours to meld.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (300g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

370

Fat

18 g

27 %

Saturated 2.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

12 %

Cholesterol

90 mg

Sodium

350 mg

14 %

Carbohydrate

26 g

9 %

Fibre

3 g

12 %

Sugars

1 g

Protein

26 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

20 %

Calcium

15 %

Iron

30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¾ serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Vitamin A, Vitamin B12
Excellent source of :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Rice/Grain | Shellfish | First courses/Appetizers | Lunch box | Main courses/Entrées | Salads | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Buffet

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