Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients:

Ā¼ cup olive oil
Ā¼ cup fresh basil
1 cup dried quinoa, cooked (makes about 3 cups)
1Ā½ cups fresh strawberries, sliced or chopped
Ā¼ cup shelled pistachios, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste, optional
Crumbled feta cheese, optional

Steps:

  1. To flavor the olive oil with basil, in small pan, heat the olive oil and then sautƩ basil until crispy, about 4 minutes. Remove basil and let drain on a paper towel.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and gently stir.
  3. Garnish with crumbled fried basil leaves and feta cheese (optional)

Yield: 3 servings

Per serving (without optional ingredients): Calories: 313; Total Fat: 24 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Total Carbohydrate: 21 g; Total Sugars: 4 g (Added, 0 g); Dietary Fiber: 4 g; Protein: 5 g; Sodium: 8 mg; Potassium: 334 mg; Calcium: 37 mg; Vitamin D: 0 mcg; Iron: 1 mg.

(g=grams; mg=milligram(s); mcg = micrograms)

Recipe and photo courtesy of California Strawberries, californiastrawberries.com

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