Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Recipe Wednesday - Apple Quinoa Salad

I thought this recipe would make a good Thanksgiving side dish, or you could do what I did and have it for breakfast instead of oatmeal! I just threw this together one day because I thought it sounded good...and it was!

Apple Quinoa Salad

1/4 cup dry quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 Tablespoons red lentils, rinsed and drained
1 small to medium apple, cored and chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash salt
1-2 packets sweetener, to taste
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons water

1. Into a saucepan, add the quinoa, lentils, apple, salt, cinnamon and water. Place a lid on the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer (covered) for about 15 minutes, until all of the water is absorbed.

2. Remove from heat and add sweetener to taste. I ate this warm, but it probably would be good at room temperature or even cold.

This makes one bowlful. You'd probably want to double or triple the recipe for a crowd.

This entire recipe has approximately:

267 calories
10.4g protein
2.1g fat
56.1g carbs
10.1g fiber

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

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