Salads

Balsamic Quinoa Salad

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If there ever was a super-food it would be Quinoa! These are high in fiber, nutrients (folate thiamin, riboflavin, iron), fatty acids, and protein. (All of this easy to digest too!) This is a powerful source of daily goodness is transformed into a salad form through this recipe. Vegetarians, vegans, and those who have a gluten-free diet will adore this mix!

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½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ – ½ cup best quality extra virgin olive oil (depending on if you are watching calories)
2 T Dijon mustard
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 shallots, minced
Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper, to taste
1 ½ cups quinoa
Bouillon cube
5 Sun Dried Tomatoes (Not in oil)
1 red pepper, chopped
4 oz blue cheese
1 can black beans
Make dressing by combining vinegar, mustard, garlic, shallots and olive oil. Season to taste. Add quinoa to three cups of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and place in a fine...
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Nutritions

Calories
615

Sodium
857mg
35% DV

Fat
18g
27% DV

Protein
26g
53% DV

Carbs
87g
29% DV

Fiber
16g
65% DV