Caprese Quinoa Salad (TNT)

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Caprese Quinoa Salad (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:35 am

Time to post more recipes....I don't know if I will ever get caught up!! And I have lots and lots of the sweet stuff that I haven't even started yet!!!
This salad is really good and very healthy for you too! I really like quinoa a lot, so you will find that I post quite a few recipes using it.

Caprese Quinoa Salad

Yields: 6 | Serving size: 1 Cup | Calories: 259 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 5 gm | Saturated Fats: 2 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 436 mg | Carbohydrates: 40 gm | Dietary fiber: 9 gm | Sugars: 4 gm | Protein: 12 gm


1 cup dry quinoa (rinse well), cook according package directions

1 can garbanzo beans, drained

1 chopped tomatoes

1 chopped cucumber

2 medium diced cloves garlic

5 large or 10 small fresh, sliced basil leaves

1 tsp grated ginger root

Juice of 1 lemon

2 baby carrots, diced

1 cup of broccoli sprouts (optional)

1 cup chopped low fat mozzarella cheese (can also use feta cheese)

Salt & pepper to taste

Extra-virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar, to taste


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.


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