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Quinoa salad
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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, bell peppers, olives and mozzarella
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: meditteranean quinoa salad, quinoa recipes, quinoa salad, quinoa salad recipes, tomato mozzarella bell peppers salad, vegan salads
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa cooled
  • 1 small orange or yellow bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives pitted and halved
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella balls quartered
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves sliced thinly
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, bell pepper, olives, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over mixture.
  • Add fresh ground pepper.
  • Taste salad. Add more lemon juice or pepper if needed. Add salt, if needed.
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate to serve later.

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Notes

Fresh mozzarella balls can often be found in the deli section where fine olives are sold. You want small sized balls, similar in size to cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 63.1mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1.2mg