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Lime Mint Quinoa Salad

A salad with red and white quinoa that can be served hot or cold.



  1. Cook quinoa. Use a mix of red and plain quinoa because the red has a nicer nutty flavor.
  2. Mix everything except the quinoa, salt and pepper. Let rest 5 minutes.
  3. While quinoa is still warm, add the oil and herb mixture so that the flavor will infuse.
  4. Add salt and pepper to round out the flavors. Garnish with a bit of mint.
  5. Note: great with mint oil brushed on to grilled shrimp and scallops (see my cookbook).
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Nutrition summary:

There are 128 calories in 1 serving of Lime Mint Quinoa Salad.
Calorie break-down: 44% fat, 47% carbs, 9% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 57
Calories 128
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6.33g 10%
  Saturated Fat 0.834g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.045g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 4.029g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 173mg  
Total Carbohydrate 15.46g 5%
  Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
  Sugars 0.03g  
Protein 2.95g  
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 15% Iron 100%
of RDI*
(128 calories)
6% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (47%)
Fat (44%)
Protein (9%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories