Caprese Quinoa Salad
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Caprese Quinoa Salad

Caprese Quinoa Salad is the perfect healthy side dish for you to serve at your next cookout.  All the wonderful flavors of Caprese Salad with the addition of quinoa for a little extra protein boost.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Nicole Crocker

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Uncooked,quinoa ,prepared according to package directions
  • 8 Ounces Fresh mozzarella ,diced
  • 1 Cup Cherry tomatoes ,halved
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh basil leaves ,chiffonade
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper ,to taste

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according package directions in either two cups of water or chicken broth.
  • Let quinoa cool to room temperature and then chill in the fridge.
  • In a large bowl toss quinoa with remaining ingredients and then chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 1.8mg