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Recipe For Quinoa Salad With Dried Apricots and Tofu

Healthy Dinner: Quinoa Salad With Dried Apricots and Tofu

In the Winter I crave warm, filling foods like soups and casseroles, and in the Summer, my taste buds long for recipes made with fresh veggies. In the Spring, I'm all about dishes that combine the two, and here's one made with quinoa, tofu, and three of my favorite veggies. It's seasoned with cumin, fresh ginger, and dried apricots, so it has a sweet and savory flavor.

When I figured out the nutritional info, I was blown away by how low in calories and high in protein this tasty dish is. To see this simple recipe that will take about 30 minutes to prepare,

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Quinoa Salad With Dried Apricots and Broccoli

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
16-ounce container tofu, cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups broccoli
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Directions

  1. Add quinoa and veggie broth to a pot, cover and heat on high. Turn to simmer once it starts to boil. After 10 minutes, add the chopped apricots, carrots, cumin, and ginger.
  2. In a saucepan add olive oil and cubed tofu. Sprinkle on minced garlic, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until lightly browned, stirring often to prevent burning.
  3. Add broccoli and cook a few minutes until tender.
  4. Remove from heat and mix everything together. Add the grape tomatoes, serve warm, and enjoy! Makes four servings.
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Calories 334
Total Fat 11.9 g
Sat. Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 440 mg
Carbs 40.3 g
Fiber 7 g
Sugars 6.4 g
Protein 19.8 g

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brownsugamama brownsugamama 6 years
I just started eating quinoa and I have been looking for recipes to try. This looks delish! I will be making this...as soon as I buy more quinoa.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Looks good. I think this would work with bulgur wheat, too.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 6 years
Onlysourcherry, I LOVE those Quorn chick'n cutlets! They are amazing~
jultritz jultritz 6 years
I LOVE quinoa. I make it in my rice cooker out of laziness but this sounds like a recipe I will have to try.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
oh yum. I've been experimenting with quinoa a lot recently. My fav recipe (although a bit less healthy) is quinoa with spinach and Quorn chik'n cutlets, in a white wine, garlic and tomato sauce.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
Yum! I'm always looking for good quinoa dishes. And I've been stuck in a rut while transitioning from winter foods to summer foods. Thanks, Fit!
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