Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

How To Make Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Enjoy a perfectly rich and flavorful mix of lettuce, quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, with a bold balsamic vinaigrette in this Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Salad!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 5ozbaby spring lettuce blend
  • ¼cupbasil ribbons
  • cupsquinoa,cooked and chilled
  • cupparmesan cheese,shaved, slightly crumbled
  • ½cupalmonds,chopped and toasted
  • ¼cupsun dried tomatoes,julienned, packed in olive oil, chopped, well-drained

For Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • ¼cupoil,from jar of sun dried tomatoes
  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tsphoney
  • 1tspdijon mustard
  • salt and freshly-ground black pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. For the dressing, combine all of the dressing ingredients in a jar, cover with the lid, and shake to blend.

  2. In a salad bowl, layer together the spring lettuce blend, basil, quinoa, parmesan, almonds, and sun dried tomatoes.

  3. Shake dressing again and pour over salad.

  4. Toss to coat and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 495.88kcal
  • Fat: 29.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.12g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.17g
  • Fiber: 6.85g
  • Sugar: 5.15g
  • Protein: 16.85g
  • Cholesterol: 8.43mg
  • Sodium: 346.60mg
  • Calcium: 242.96mg
  • Potassium: 660.56mg
  • Iron: 4.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.14mg
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