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Warm Quinoa and Arugula Salad

2 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A nutty (quinoa), peppery (arugula), and salty (Feta cheese) combination.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
360 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

1 2/3 cup quinoa 280 g
3 cups water 750 mL
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 mL
4 tsp lemon 1/2 lemon
1 1/3 bunch arugula 200 g
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 9 g
120 g feta cheese, light, cut into small cubes
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

You may serve this salad warm or at room temperature.

Method

  1. Cook the quinoa in the water.
  2. Meanwhile, clean the arugula, chop the cilantro leaves, then put them in a salad bowl. Pour the oil and lemon juice in a small bowl, add salt and pepper, then beat using a fork until the mixture is well emulsified.
  3. Add the quinoa to the salad bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad then toss well. Add the Feta cheese, adjust the seasoning, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (280g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

360

Fat

18 g

27 %

Saturated 4.2 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

22 %

Cholesterol

20 mg

Sodium

590 mg

25 %

Carbohydrate

38 g

13 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

1 g

Protein

14 g

Vitamin A

16 %

Vitamin C

10 %

Calcium

16 %

Iron

38 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 2 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Good source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

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

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