Creamy Lime Quinoa Salad

A fresh and light salad packed with high protein quinoa, black beans and fresh veggies, surrounded in a creamy goat cheese and lime dressing.

Eating Style: Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 10 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 150 grams soft goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Add stock and quinoa to a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes. When complete, remove from burner and let sit for 5 minutes. Take off the lid, fluff with a fork and allow to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Squeeze the lime juice, cut the tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
  4. When quinoa is ready, add to the salad and stir to coat. Serve immediately or chill for a couple of hours.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 440
  • Calories from Fat: 151
  • Total Fat: 16.8
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Sodium: 170 mg
  • Carbs: 42.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Net Carbs: 36 g
  • Sugars: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g