Makes: 6 Servings

Quinoa and Carrot Salad

Quinoa is a plant based protein that provides all the essential amino acids. 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots (about 1 cup)
  • 1 scallion (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 Cup quinoa (any kind)
  • 1 Cup low-sodium vegetable broth (or other desired broth)
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Cup peas (fresh, or frozen)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
 
NutrientsAmount
Calories200
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium45 mg
Total Carbohydrate30 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Total Sugars4 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein6 g

 

Directions

  1. Wash and dry the carrots, scallion, and lemon.
  2. Peel and grate carrots, and finely chop the scallion.
  3. Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a small bowl.
  4. Peel and mince ginger.
  5. Rinse quinoa until water runs clear. Then cook according to instructions on the package.
  6. Measure out the ingredients.
  7. In a large bowl, add quinoa, carrots, and scallions.
  8. Mix in ginger, carrots, scallion, and peas.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and oil.
  10. Season with salt and pepper and toss with salad.

Recipe Source: commonthreads.org

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