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Healthified Confetti Quinoa Salad

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28% less sodium than the original recipe. Serve this hearty salad as a side or a light meatless main dish. The quinoa and Chick Peas provide as much protein per serving as an ounce of meat. Another bonus: This dish is gluten free.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
cup quinoa, well rinsed
1
cup chopped green, yellow, and/or orange sweet pepper
2
tomatoes, chopped
1
can (15 oz) Chick Peas, rinsed and drained
1/2
cup chopped green onions
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  • 1 In a small saucepan, combine broth and quinoa. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine sweet pepper, tomatoes, Chick Peas, green onions, parsley, and mint. Add the cooked quinoa; mix well. Add lemon juice; toss well to mix. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 40
  • Fat Reduced By 4g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 1g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1 cup chicken broth 1 cup Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
200 (before)
160 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
1 g (before)
0 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
570 mg (before)
410 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
6 g (before)
2 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/09/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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