QUINOA SALAD WITH GRILLED TOFU, CORN AND TAHINI DRESSING

QUINOA SALAD WITH GRILLED TOFU, CORN AND TAHINI DRESSING
QUINOA SALAD WITH GRILLED TOFU, CORN AND TAHINI DRESSING
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Quinoa is a rock star; it cooks up quickly, almost anyone can eat it, and plays nicely with a million other ingredients and dressings. This version incorporates grilled tofu for protein, a bevy of fresh vegetables and a kicky tahini dressing that brings the whole dish up several notches. Healthy and delicious? Sold.

    Ingredients

    • For the Salad:
    • 1¼ C. quinoa
    • 3 ears fresh corn, kernels cut off from cob
    • 1 lb. tofu (preferably grilled or smoked), cut into cubes
    • 1 C. of sliced, de-seeded bell peppers (large or minis)
    • 2 ripe avocados, cubed
    • 1 bunch green onions, both green and white part sliced thin
    • salt and pepper
    • For the Dressing:
    • ? C. Tahini
    • ½ C. warm water
    • ½ C. fresh lemon juice
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 tsp. cumin
    • 1 Tbs. sesame oi
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • Optional Garnishes:
    • Cashews or Almonds and Feta

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 514 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 25 g 37.83%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 17.91%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 2 mg 0.65%
    • Sodium: 110 mg 4.58%
    • Calcium: 116 mg 11.56%
    • Potassium: 1324 mg 37.83%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 28.42%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 68 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 16 g 63.27%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 15 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 22.55%
    • Vitamin C 99.42%
    • Vitamin D 0.06%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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