Sun-Dried Tomato with Quinoa and Almonds Salad

A plate of sun dried tomato and quinoa salad

I used red quinoa in this sun-dried tomato and quinoa almond salad, but you can use any color quinoa. You may or may not know that quinoa comes in three main varieties: red, black and white. You may be more familiar with the regular (white) quinoa, but no matter what color you choose, you will be getting a load of nutritional benefits. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, the two vitamins I look for in my daily diet. Yogurt is high in protein and benefits your heart health, and sun-dried tomatoes have loads of vitamins C and K.

 

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup red quinoa

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drain and chop

  • 1 small bunch of parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

instructions:

  1. Bring 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of water to boil, in a small pot. Turn temperature to the lowest and cook until the water is gone. Fluff with a fork.

  2. In a small skillet, heat up 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Add onion and cook on medium-low until onion is clear. (about 2 minutes).

  3. Combine cooked quinoa, onion and the rest of the ingredients together.

  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

Yield: 5

Sun-Dried Tomato with Quinoa and Almonds Salad

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup red quinoa

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drain and chop

  • 1 small bunch of parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

instructions:

  1. Bring 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of water to boil, in a small pot. Turn temperature to the lowest and cook until the water is gone. Fluff with a fork.

  2. In a small skillet, heat up 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Add onion and cook on medium-low until onion is clear. (about 2 minutes).

  3. Combine cooked quinoa, onion and the rest of the ingredients together.

  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

calories

200

fat (grams)

10.7

sat. fat (grams)

1.1

protein (grams)

6.9

sugar (grams)

3.7
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