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Quinoa Olive Salad

Diet Type: Vegan

Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  1 cup Quinoa, rinsed
  2 cups water
  pinch of salt
  1/3 cup black olives (Greek for a stronger flavor)
  1/3 cup green olives, halved
  2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  4 green onions, finely chopped
  1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  1 clove garlic, minced
  1/4 teaspoon oregano
  1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  1-2 tablespoons Ume Plum Vinegar (umeboshi vinegar)
 
Directions:

Place Quinoa, water and salt in a medium pot with lid. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Turn out into a bowl and fluff with a fork. Cool. Meanwhile, chop olives and vegetables. Roast pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until lightly browned. Cool. When Quinoa is cool, add vegetables, pine nuts and olive oil. Season to taste with ume vinegar.

Servings: 4

Author: Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health™

 
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Servings per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 299
Calories from Fat 97
 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g17%
  Saturated Fat 1g7%
  Mono Fat 6g 
Sodium 911mg38%
Total Carbs 45g15%
  Dietary Fiber 5g22%
Protein 8g 
Iron49%
Calcium11%
Vitamin B-615%
Vitamin C38%
Vitamin E11%
Vitamin A9%
Selenium4%
Manganese80%
Copper30%
Zinc12%
Pantothenic acid6%
Niacin10%
Riboflavin12%
Thiamin13%
Folate22%
Potassium16%
Phosphorus23%
Magnesium32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.