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Quinoa Salad with Golden Raisins and Pistachios

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Quinoa Salad with Golden Raisins and Pistachios

 

 

 



Ingredients
For Salad:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • Pinch of hot red pepper flakes
  • Ground pepper to taste

For Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • ½ cup wine vinegar                
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. dijon mustard            
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

  1. Cover raisins with ⅓ cup boiling water.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for about 5 minutes before draining the excess liquid.

  3. In a medium bowl combine the quinoa, raisins and all remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

  4. Adjust seasonings as desired. Chill for about 15 minutes and serve.

Nutritional Analysis
Serves 4

Calories: 211
Saturated Fat: 1.38 g
Sodium: 93 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 23.4 g
Fiber: 3.8 g
Protein: 5.7 g

Recipe provided by Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LDCooper Clinic Nutrition Services.