I’ve published more than a few quinoa salads over the years, but this one stands out. A Crunchy Clean eating Sun-dried Tomato with Almonds and Quinoa is made with red quinoa. 

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I used red quinoa in this sun-dried tomato and quinoa almond salad, but you can use any color quinoa. You may or may not know that quinoa comes in three main varieties: red, black and white. You may be more familiar with the regular (white) quinoa, but no matter what color you choose, you will be getting a load of nutritional benefits. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, the two vitamins I look for in my daily diet. Yogurt is high in protein and benefits your heart health, and sun-dried tomatoes have loads of vitamins C and K.

Sun-Dried Tomato with Quinoa and Almonds Salad

Servings: 5
Calories: 200
Author: saladmenu.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup red quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil drain and chop
  • 1 small bunch of parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds sliced
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Bring 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of water to boil, in a small pot. Turn temperature to the lowest and cook until the water is gone. Fluff with a fork.
  • In a small skillet, heat up 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Add onion and cook on medium-low until onion is clear. (about 2 minutes).
  • Combine cooked quinoa, onion and the rest of the ingredients together.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Protein: 69g | Fat: 107g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sugar: 37g

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