Quinoa Veggie Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

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Quinoa with various veggies and a zesty (and easy) vinaigrette that makes a wonderful salad dressing for any salad. I used one English cucumber instead of 2 normal cucumbers because we prefer the taste. Cook the quinoa with the water as you would normal rice (works in a rice cooker as well).

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
12 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quinoa

  • 4 cups water

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black olives, chopped

Directions

  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Scrape the cooked quinoa into a large bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

  2. Place the vinegar, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and mustard into a blender. Drizzle in the oil while blending at high speed until the dressing is thick.

  3. Add the cucumbers, bell pepper, red onion, tomato, and olives to the bowl with the quinoa. Pour the dressing overtop and gently fold until evenly mixed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
13g Fat
21g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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