California Quinoa

“I’m always changing this salad up. Here I used tomato, zucchini and olives for a Greek-inspired salad. Try adding a few more favourite fresh veggies you know your family will love.” —Elizabeth Lubin, Huntington Beach, California

California QuinoaPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time
4servings 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 30minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add quinoa and garlic; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until quinoa is lightly browned. Stir in zucchini and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 310 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fibre), 11g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.