Quick Balsamic Quinoa Salad

Quinoa and pine nuts contribute crunch to this salad, while corn adds just a pinch of something sweet. A simple dish for summer lunches, Quick Balsamic Quinoa Salad can also be served with grilled chicken for a light dinner. The dressing is low in calories but still delicious—in my world, there’s nothing better than a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a dash of salt and pepper.

Quick Balsamic Quinoa Salad
6
Servings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Ingredients

Directions

Recipe instructions Quick Balsamic Quinoa Salad

1

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and add the cooked quinoa, corn and pine nuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is slightly crisp, corn is lightly browned and pine nuts are toasted, 5–10 minutes.

2

Let the mixture cool to room temperature or a bit warmer, then sprinkle with the lettuce.

3

Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the vinegar and beat together to combine. Add salt and black pepper to taste and add to the salad. Stir to mix; taste, and add more oil, vinegar or salt as desired. To serve, garnish with the avocado and the tomato.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 320
Fat: 20 g
Carbs: 34 g
Protein: 9 g
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