Israeli Quinoa Salad

This gorgeous quinoa salad pops with color from dried apricots, fresh parsley, and green onions. Bonus: It tastes just as good (if not better) the next day


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
PER SERVING

Calories: 238
Fat: 8.6g
Saturated fat: 1.3g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.3g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
Protein: 5.9g
Carbohydrate: 35.1g
Fiber: 3.6g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 4.6mg
Sodium: 172mg
Calcium: 47mg



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Ingredients

1 cup water
½ cup uncooked quinoa
¾ cup fresh parsley leaves
½ cup thinly sliced celery
½ cup thinly sliced green onions
½ cup finely chopped dried apricots
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup unsalted pumpkin seed kernels, toasted

PREPARATION
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Prepare the crust: In a bowl, combine rice, garlic powder, onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 egg. Spread  the mixture along the bottom and up the sides of the coated pie plate. Evenly sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese onto the bottom of the crust.
3. Prepare the filling: Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic and sausage and sauté for 5 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared crust.
4. In a large bowl, combine the egg substitute, fat-free yogurt, salt, Tabasco, and egg whites, whisking until well blended.
5. Pour egg mixture into crust, then sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup of shredded cheese.
6. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until the center is set. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 4 (1 wedge per person)











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