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What's a healthy recipe using quinoa?

Jeanine B. Downie, MD
Dermatology
One way to incorporate quinoa into your diet is by making quinoa blueberry pancakes; simply substitute flour for quinoa, which boosts the nutritional value of the meal. Watch me describe this healthy tip using quinoa.
Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine

Quinoa Bean Salad
Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans or 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, no salt added or low sodium, drained
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Place all other ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  3. Add cooked quinoa and toss.

CALORIES 383; PROTEIN 15g; CARBOHYDRATES 67g; TOTAL FAT 9g; SATURATED FAT 1g; CHOLESTEROL 0.1mg; SODIUM 122mg; FIBER 13.6g; BETA-CAROTENE 2018mcg; VITAMIN C 58mg; CALCIUM 128mg; IRON 6.3mg; FOLATE 153mcg; MAGNESIUM 149mg; ZINC 2.4mg; SELENIUM 2.2mcg

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