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Crab and Red Quinoa Salad

4 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

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

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 20 min
370 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

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
cayenne pepper 0.1 g
400 g canned crab
4 tbsp chives, fresh, finely chopped 12 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

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

per 1 Serving (300g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

370

Fat

18 g

27 %

Saturated 2.4 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

16 %

Vitamin C

20 %

Calcium

13 %

Iron

31 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¾ serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¼ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
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

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 2 ½
Fats 3

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4 Reviews (4 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again