Star Spangled Quinoa Salad

  • prep: 5 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    One of my favorite ways to celebrate the 4th – in addition to fiestas and fireworks with friends and family - is with festive, flag-inspired food like this Star Spangled Quinoa Salad. Quinoa’s versatility shines in this flavorful side featuring sweet red strawberries, tangy blueberries, and white slivers of almonds. The berries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. The quinoa and nuts are full of fiber and plant-based protein. The ground flaxseed adds a boost of omega-3s. The dish is brought together with a pop of lemon and a burst of honey. Perfect for a patriotic picnic. Happy Birthday, America!

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup white quinoa (uncooked)
    • 2 ½ cups fresh strawberries (about 15 large strawberries)
    • 2 cups fresh blueberries
    • ½ cup sliced almonds
    • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about the juice from one large lemon)
    • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
    • 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tsp flaxseed meal
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • Optional garnish: fresh mint leaves

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 225 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 9.68%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.63%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 393 mg 16.38%
    • Calcium: 68 mg 6.8%
    • Potassium: 204 mg 5.82%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.88%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 38 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 24.46%
    • Sugar: 15 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.68%
    • Vitamin C 66.76%
    • 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 - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • 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 - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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