Celebrate Whole Grains Month with this easy grain salad. One serving is a good source of iron.
1 cup of water
½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¾ cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
½ cup thinly sliced celery
½ cup thinly sliced green onion
½ cup finely chopped dried apricots
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan; cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. While the quinoa is cooking, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork and place in a bowl. Add the parsley, celery, onion, and apricots. Toss with the dressing to coat and top with pumpkin seeds.
Yield: Serves 4
Serving Size: about 2/3 cup.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories: 195 calories • Protein: 5 g • Sodium: 160 mg • Carbohydrate: 33 g
Fiber: 4 g • Fat: 6 g • Sat Fat: 1 g