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Winter quinoa salad

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    Winter quinoa salad Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

    Quinoa is packed with protein! Protein helps keep your muscles healthy and helps you to feel fuller for longer.

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
    2 cups water
    1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
    1 teaspoon marjoram
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 1/2 cups canned mandarin oranges (fruit and juice)
    1 medium avocado, diced
    3 tablespoons diced red onion
    2 ribs celery, diced
    3 cups packed arugula

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. Spread chopped walnuts on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned (about 5 to 10 minutes).
    3. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and marjoram, bring back to a boil, then turn down heat. Simmer until all liquid is absorbed (about 15 to 20 minutes). Remove from stovetop. Set aside to let cool.
    4. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and juice from oranges. Set aside.
    5. In a large salad bowl, combine oranges, avocado, red onion, celery, arugula and cooled quinoa. Toss. Pour dressing over salad mix.
    6. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve chilled.

    Makes 6 servings

    Recipe contains: walnuts

    Quinoa in a bowl

    Cook extra quinoa it’ll make a great addition to a stir fry or homemade soup on a busy weeknight! Put extra quinoa in a medium bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator. Cooked quinoa will last in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month.

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