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Napa Valley Quinoa Salad

I’m in love with this quinoa salad because it brings back so many amazing memories. Brandon and I went to the beautiful west coast on our honeymoon. We spent most of the time in San Francisco but we also made our way up to Sonoma and Napa Valley for a wine tour. It was beautiful, it really was. About halfway through we stopped at William Hill Winery and had lunch with the most breathtaking wine country view of rolling vines. The tour company we were using had set up a little lunch which featured an amazing quinoa salad just like this one. If we’re being honest, it was the first time I had ever even heard of quinoa and we were like, “what is this amazing stuff?” 

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So What is Quinoa?

What you eat is a seed from a grain crop. 1 serving of quinoa is approximately 120 calories and a great vegan, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, folate, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus. 

 

Napa Valley Quinoa Salad
Serves 6
Delicious quinoa salad full of veggies perfect for a party, picnic or lunches!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
267 calories
26 g
0 g
16 g
6 g
2 g
249 g
323 g
3 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
249g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267
Calories from Fat 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 323mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 6g
22%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
17%
Vitamin C
72%
Calcium
4%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup regular quinoa
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  4. 1 zucchini, cubed
  5. 1 yellow squash, cubed
  6. 1 red pepper, chopped
  7. 1 avocado, cubed
  8. 3-4 scallions, chopped
  9. 1/4 cup cilantro, destemmed and chopped
  10. 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  11. 1/4 cup olive oil
  12. white pepper
  13. kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Wash quinoa in several changes of water and drain in a sieve. Bring broth to a boil. Add quinoa and chopped onions, reduce heat, cover and boil for 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and place in the fridge to cool (about 20 minutes).
  2. Once quinoa has cooled add remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Toss together to mix and serve!
Notes
  1. This is a great recipe for cookouts or picnics but it can also serve as a full meal on it's own!
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calories
267
fat
16g
protein
6g
carbs
26g
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4 Comments

  1. Dear Marshie, I love quinoa salad…it’s such a hearty and wholesome grain…it’s especially wonderful for spring and summer picnics. This fresh take sounds delicious! xo, Catherine

  2. I so adore a good quinoa salad but I don’t think I’ve ever used rice wine vinegar in mine – this sounds and looks so delicious – love the combo of veggies in it!

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