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396
Calories 
61g
Carbs 
12g
Fat 
16g
Protein 
9
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(10 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Lately I have been making all kind of main course quinoa salads against the protest of my husband, who continues to argue that salad should only be a side dish. I am dead set on changing his mind and am trying to do so one salad at a time. This Quinoa Herb Greek Salad with White Beans was a real challenge since it is both a salad dinner and a meatless dinner - two big no-no's in his book. But we are slowly making progress.

While he wouldn't call this dinner, he did say it was delicious. And truth be told, he ate this alongside some rotisserie chicken I had set aside in case this very thing happened. All in all, I would call this one successful salad and one small step towards making salad a dinner option in out household.

Prep Time

Quinoa Herb Greek Salad with White Beans

30
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 14 oz. canned white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cucumber, chopped
  • 4 U radishes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 U lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396
Calories from Fat 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 161mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 61g
20%
Dietary Fiber 12g
44%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16g

Directions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. You can make this salad with warm or cooled quinoa.
  2. Toss everything together with the quinoa. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the salad.
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  • Tammy Dolce's picture
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    Average: 4 (1 vote)

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    This is really delicious! A chopped Greek salad with a twist...all the added herbs, quinoa and beans. The one thing I have a slight problem with, is the prep time. Total prep time 25 minutes?? I don't think so! Yes, you chop, dice, rinse, drain, etc. while the quinoa is cooking, but I don't know who would be able to do this in 25 minutes! I consider myself a seasoned cook (as far as knowing my way around a kitchen and prep tips and tricks. I'm 53 so I've been cooking for a while! I always look at prep time and cook time. I knew this would take longer. It took me about 45 minutes, in total, for this salad. Again, it is really delicious and tasty, and it's great served as a side and for lunches. This makes me long for my herb garden (since it's January in New England!) and I can't WAIT to be able to add my OWN mint, basil, and parsley to this dish!
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