Mint & dried plums add a summery twist to this easy to make quinoa salad. Serve with your preferred source of protein – e.g. Grilled Fish, Turkey, Chickpeas – for a full meal, or enjoy the salad as is for a snack/light meal.

If you have specific macro goals you may need to adjust the quantities or number of servings to better suit your targets. For example:

  • More Quinoa (or fewer portions) for higher carb,
  • Less Oil (or more portions) for lower fat
  • Pair with your preferred meat (or meat alternative) for added protein 

And if you are tracking, make sure you include any condiments used when logging your meal in MyFitnessPal (or wherever you track your food)

Quinoa Mint Salad
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Servings
6 Servings
Servings
6 Servings
Quinoa Mint Salad
Print Recipe
Servings
6 Servings
Servings
6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 240 g Quinoa
  • 375 ml Broth
  • 300 g Cucumber Diced
  • 150 g Tomatoes Diced
  • 80 g Prunes, Chopped
  • 125 ml Mint Leaves Chopped
  • 125 ml Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
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Instructions
Quinoa Salad
  1. Rinse Quinoa in Cold Water
  2. Bring the broth & quinoa to boil in a saucepan, reduce to med-low heat & simmer (covered) until all of the liquid has been absorbed (~13min). 'Fluff' with fork & set aside to cool.
  3. Stir in cucumber, tomatoes, prunes, mint & lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Portioning
  1. Once cooked, re-weigh quinoa salad, divide by total number of desired servings & portion into tupperware containers
Recipe Notes

If you prefer not to pre-portion, store quinoa salad in a large bowl (or tupperware) & serve yourself from the bowl during the week. Use sticky notes to remind you how large 1 serving is.

Variations *optional*

  • Swap the prunes for another dried fruit - e.g. raisins, dried apricots, craisins
  • Sub in (or add) additional veggies - e.g. Celery, Bell Peppers, Shallots
  • Serve topped with toasted almonds or walnuts
PER SERVING
Calories 210
FATS (g) 3
CARBS (g) 40
PROTEIN (g) 8
Fiber 4

*Nutrition info is based on quantities listed in recipe. Adjustments/modifications may alter the macro breakdown



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