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Quinoa, Tomato, Green Onion Side Salad

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.39

$1.39 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

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spoonacular Score:93%

Spoonacular Score: 93%

 

Quinoa, Tomato, Green Onion Side Salad might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 2 servings with 396 calories, 11g of protein, and 18g of fat each. For $1.39 per serving, this recipe covers 23% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. 2 people have made this recipe and would make it again. If you have green onions, lemon, tomatoes, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegan diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 94%. This score is spectacular. Try Green Tomato Side Salad, Cucumber Tomato and Green Onion Salad, and Onion Tomato Gotsu or Thakkali Kosthu | Side Dish For Idli Dosa for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cup
0.5 cup green onions
green onions
0.5
0.5  lemon
lemon
2 Tbs
2 Tbs olive oil
olive oil
0.75 cup
0.75 cup quinoa
quinoa
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 medium size
2 medium size tomatoes
tomatoes
1 cups
1 cups water
water
0.5 cup green onions
0.5 cup
green onions
0.5  lemon
0.5
lemon
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs
olive oil
0.75 cup quinoa
0.75 cup
quinoa
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
2 medium size tomatoes
2 medium size
tomatoes
1 cups water
1 cups
water

Equipment

bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Put your quinoa and your water in a pan. Heat over medium heat until bubbling, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
  2. While your quinoa is cooking, get out and wash your green onions and tomatoes. Chop them roughly.
  3. Chop a lemon in half and squeeze one half's juice into a bowl, picking out the seeds.
  4. Let your quinoa cool. A little warm is fine.
  5. Add olive oil, lemon juice, and tomatoes and green onions to the pan. Stir.
  6. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  7. Serve chilled

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.39
Ingredient
½ cups green onions
½ lemon
2 Tbs olive oil
¾ cups quinoa
2 medium sizes tomatoes
Price
$0.33
$0.25
$0.33
$1.14
$0.72
$2.77

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

Cooking Tips

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
396k Calories
10g Protein
18g Total Fat
50g Carbs
90% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
396k
20%

Fat
18g
28%

  Saturated Fat
2g
15%

Carbohydrates
50g
17%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
213mg
9%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
22%

Manganese
1mg
74%

Vitamin K
69µg
67%

Vitamin C
35mg
43%

Folate
154µg
39%

Magnesium
147mg
37%

Phosphorus
334mg
33%

Fiber
7g
29%

Vitamin E
4mg
29%

Vitamin A
1288IU
26%

Copper
0.5mg
25%

Vitamin B6
0.45mg
22%

Potassium
756mg
22%

Iron
3mg
21%

Vitamin B1
0.3mg
20%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Vitamin B3
1mg
9%

Selenium
5µg
8%

Calcium
71mg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.67mg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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