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Quinoa Salad



  1. Prepare the quinoa. Rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve for 20 seconds.
  2. In a 1-quart saucepan bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil.
  3. Add the quinoa and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the vegetables. Combine the chopped yellow pepper, red pepper, carrot, celery, and parsley in a medium bowl.
  6. In a blender, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, green onions, salt, and pepper. Blend for 15 seconds.
  7. Once the quinoa is cooked, add it to the vegetables. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and vegetables and toss well.
  8. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve over lettuce if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 125
Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 12 miligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Sugars: 2 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

1 Starch, 1 Fat

Source: The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible