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Quinoa Mixed Green Salad

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
cup cooked quinoa
1
tray peas and corn in a basil butter sauce (from 17-oz package)
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
cups spring salad greens
2
clementines or 1 medium orange, peeled and sectioned
1
cup chopped sweet red bell pepper (1 medium)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
240%
240%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

To make ahead, combine the salad ingredients, and toss with the dressing just before serving.

Quinoa is high in protein, low in fat and cooks quickly--a perfect ingredient to toss in this citrus-flavored salad.

Change up the flavor of this salad by using orange peel and orange juice in place of the lemon.

Directions

  • 1 Cook quinoa as directed on package. Cool; set aside.
  • 2 Cook tray of peas & corn in microwave as directed on package; cool.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil and salt; set aside.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix salad greens, clementine sections, bell pepper, cooked quinoa and peas & corn. Add lemon juice mixture; toss to combine.

Quinoa is high in protein, low in fat and cooks quickly--a perfect ingredient to toss in this citrus-flavored salad.

Rate and Comment

Quinoa is high in protein, low in fat and cooks quickly--a perfect ingredient to toss in this citrus-flavored salad.