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Lemon-Basil Quinoa Salad

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"Found this and thought I would share since quinoa seems to be becoming so popular. This make-ahead salad (served warm or room temperature) is great for outdoor parties since it won't spoil in the sun."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 205 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir quinoa, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a bowl. Add red peppers, cranberries, onion, and basil to quinoa; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 205 calories; 3 g fat; 38.8 g carbohydrates; 8.4 g protein; 2 mg cholesterol; 157 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Very nice gluten free salad. I made it almost as written. I boiled the quinoa in water instead of broth. The flavours are quite delicate yet the whole outcome is a pleasantly surprising method o...

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Very nice gluten free salad. I made it almost as written. I boiled the quinoa in water instead of broth. The flavours are quite delicate yet the whole outcome is a pleasantly surprising method o...

manella, thank you for sharing a lovely recipe and forgive me for tweaking (i had to take some liberties because I so wanted this salad but seemed to be out of ingredients). I subbed chick peas...

We really enjoyed this tasty, refreshing quinoa salad, Manella! Served with grilled sock-eyed salmon and corn-on-the-cob, it was a wonderful, light summertime meal. I subbed garbonzo beans for t...

What a wonderful blend of flavours. Let me just say that I've made this twice now and both times it's come out wonderfully. It's a very pretty looking dish and would be very festive looking on a...

oh manella! i made this as part of my dinner last night. it's so delicious and refreshing. love the lemon basil flavours together. all i had was store bought roasted peppers with not a lot of fl...

This was wonderful on a hot and humid day. It made 4 generous main dish servings - would easily serve 6-8 as part of a larger meal. Loved the zing of the lemon juice and zest - my only tweak wa...

Delizioso Manella! We all loved this. Only change I made was to use Cranraisins instead of dried cranberries. I made it in the morning and kept it in the fridge until suppertime. It was excellen...

Nice recipe Manella.