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caprese quinoa salad

Fresh Caprese Quinoa Salad

This Caprese salad is packed with protein, veggies, and all of your favorite summer flavors. All you need are cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, quinoa, and a healthy homemade dressing!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 45 minutes
Fat 22 Protein 15
Yield 4 1x

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella balls, halved
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized pan, bring 1 1/3 cup water and 2/3 cup quinoa to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low until all of the water is absorbed.
  2. Cool the cooked quinoa in the refrigerator for at least an hour before preparing the salad.
  3. To prepare the salad, mix all ingredients for the salad in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Make sure everything is covered in olive oil and balsamic vinegar and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 326 Sugar: 16 Fat: 22 Fiber: 3 Protein: 15
Author: Linley RichterCategory: SaladsMethod: Stove TopCuisine: Mediterranean

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