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Colorful Quinoa Medley

Colorful Quinoa Medley

With quinoa, delicious spices, and nuts packed with fiber, this dish might be a perfect spring meal for someone looking to get in shape before summer begins!

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Prep Time: 

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 20 minutes

Number of Servings: 


  • 2 cups EDEN Quinoa, washed and drained
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 medium organic tomato, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled if waxed, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup scallions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts, lightly pan toasted
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, drained and diced


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the quinoa, cover and bring to a boil again.
  3. Reduce the flame and simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Turn off flame and let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Place quinoa in a large mixing bowl and fluff with a fork to cool.
  6. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, garlic, parsley, pine nuts, olives and red peppers.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients together.
  8. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to mix thoroughly.
  9. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 296 calories, 14g fat (40% calories from fat), 11g protein, 35g carbohydrate, 13g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium