Quinoa Salad with Fresh Hearts of Palm (Ensalada de Quinoa con Chonta)

Quinoa Salad with Fresh Hearts of Palm (Ensalada de Quinoa con Chonta)
Quinoa Salad with Fresh Hearts of Palm (Ensalada de Quinoa con Chonta)
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Indigenous to the Andes, quinoa was called the mother grain by the Incas, who considered the plant sacred. And while much has been made of quinoa's nutritional properties, its fluffy texture and nuttiness in this recipe are a revelation. Because it comes together quickly and is full of bright flavors, this salad is sure to become a summer staple. It's worth seeking out the fresh hearts of palm, which have a vibrant snap, but if you cannot find them, do not substitute canned; instead, use chayote (see cooks’ note, below).

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
    • 1/2 pound fresh hearts of palm (see cooks' note, below)
    • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
    • Equipment: an adjustable-blade slicer

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 168 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.75%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.93%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 104 mg 4.35%
    • Calcium: 27 mg 2.69%
    • Potassium: 158 mg 4.52%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.65%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.88%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 6.91%
    • Vitamin C 13.04%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * 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 - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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