Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with California Raisins
Let the flavors of the Mediterranean dance on your taste buds with this super-grain salad.
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1/3 cup apricot or mango chutney
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup each: California natural raisins and California golden raisins
1/2 cup each: garbanzo beans and diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup minced red onion
2 tablespoons each: chopped fresh parsley and mint
Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
- Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and drain well. Add to boiling water; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and let cool.
- Whisk together chutney, lime juice, olive oil and salt. Stir into quinoa mixture, then carefully stir in all remaining ingredients.
- Cover and chill for at least one hour.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 310 (20% from fat); Total Fat 7g (sat 1g, mono 4g, poly 2g); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 8g; Carbohydrates 57g; Fiber 7g; Iron 5mg; Sodium 150mg; Calcium 68mg.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of www.LoveYourRaisins.com; through ARA Content.