Blueberry and Quinoa Salad

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If you are looking for an easy, breezy, light salad to make this summer, this Blueberry and Quinoa Salad is for you! I wish I could take credit for his one, but it is from Kay Loughrey, LDN, RDN, MPH, a health coach, nutritionist, and owner of Sweet Life Wellness. 

The main ingredient in this salad is arugula which is packed with nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, copper, iron, zinc, folate and potassium. Because it is high in antioxidant phytochemicals and rich in detoxifying glucosinolates, it is believed to be a preventative of certain types of cancer. The blueberries contain vitamin K, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, and copper.  

This Blueberry and Quinoa Salad is plant-based and gluten-free as long as you use plain quinoa—whole or flour—that’s labeled gluten-free or certified gluten-free. 

Blueberry and Quinoa Salad
Serves 4
If you are looking for an easy, breezy, light salad to make this summer, this recipe is for you! Packed with nutrients, it's also vegan and gluten free.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
282 calories
36 g
0 g
13 g
7 g
2 g
143 g
603 g
5 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
143g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282
Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 603mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 36g
12%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
19%
Calcium
8%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Salad
  1. 1 cup cooked quinoa
  2. 1 cup blueberries
  3. 1/4 cup diced red onion
  4. 6 cups arugula
Dressing
  1. 3 TB lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  2. 3 TB extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 tsp sea salt
  4. 1 tsp ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water in a medium sized saucepan. When it comes to a boil, reduce heat and cover with a lid. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, measure the blueberries and arugula and dice the red onion.
  3. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Once quinoa has cooled, place the arugula in a bowl and add quinoa, blueberries, and onion. Sprinkle with salad dressing.
Notes
  1. The original recipe called for red quinoa, but I used regular quinoa.
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calories
282
fat
13g
protein
7g
carbs
36g
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Adapted from Sweet Life Wellness
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Lori Hill

Lori Hill

Lori Hill is a plant eater, trash picker upper, climate activist, wife, and mom to 2 human boys, 2 cat boys, and 1 dog boy. On a mission to do all she can to take better care of the planet, Lori created Sister Eden Media, a green lifestyle company, to inspire others to give a damn and live more gently on Earth. She shares tips on her YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and also frequently appears on television.
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