Per serving (2/3 cup): 238 calories, 9g fat, 35g carbohydrates, 6g protein
Enjoy this salad for lunch or with dinner for a healthy dose of nutrients and flavor.
1⁄2 cup quinoa
1⁄2 cup diced red bell pepper
1⁄2 cup thinly sliced scallions
1⁄2 cup diced cucumber
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp agave nectar
1⁄4 tsp fine sea salt
1⁄4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp black sesame seeds
1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
Combine the quinoa and 1⁄2 cup water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Spoon the quinoa into a bowl and fluff with a fork. Add the bell pepper, scallions, and cucumber and toss to combine. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, agave, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Add to quinoa mixture and toss well. Top with the sesame seeds and cilantro.