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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

Quinoa Salad With Dried Apricots and Broccoli

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. 2 cups vegetable broth
  3. 1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  4. 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
  5. 1 teaspoon cumin
  6. 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 16-ounce container tofu, cubed
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. 1 1/2 cups broccoli
  12. 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

If you have a tasty and healthy dish to share, post your recipe in the Healthy Recipe Group. I'm always looking for new dishes to try.

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