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Quinoa Veggie Salad

I made this recipe when I was doing the Ultimate Reset (a 21 day cleanse). I LOVE this recipe. Eat it hot or cold, bring it to a picnic or summer potluck. The flavor was fresh because of the mint and parsley, but had a tang from the olives and lemon juice. It was one of the delicious recipes that got me through the Reset.

Ingredients

½ cup cooked quinoa (I used a quinoa-brown rice blend)
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Himalayan salt (to taste; optional)
½ medium tomato, diced
½ medium cucumber, peeled, diced
2 Tbsp. pitted, chopped Kalamata olives
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint leaves

Preparation

Combine quinoa, oil, and lemon juice, plus salt, in a medium bowl; mix well.
Add tomato, cucumber, and olives; toss gently to blend.
Gently fold in parsley and mint.
Let salad marinate, covered, in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 308
Total Fat: 21 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 761 mg
Carbohydrate: 27 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 3 g
Protein: 6 g

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