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Great Recipe Idea!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Is anyone curious as to how to use Quinoa (the grain with the most protein), so that it is delicious for everyone, yet has no gluten for us gluten-sensitive people?

I found this great recipe by the Zespri Kiwifruit company!


Notable Nutrients
(2 medium green kiwifruit)

Calories: 92
Vitamin A: 266 International Units (5% DV)
Vitamin C: 114 milligrams (190% DV)
Vitamin E: 2 milligrams (10% DV)
Magnesium: 46 milligrams (12% DV)
Potassium: 504 milligrams (13% DV)
Fiber: 5.2 grams (16% DV)
Lutein + Zeaxanthin: 181 micrograms

DV= Daily Value

Kiwi and Quinoa Salad

1/2 cup of quinoa
2 green kiwifruit, peeled, quartered, sliced
2 gold kiwifruit, peeled, quartered, sliced
1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup red onion, diced
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground

1. Rinse quinoa under running water for one minute.

2. Place quinoa and one cup water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Fluff with fork and let cool completely.

3. Place quinoa in a large bowl. Add kiwi, grapes, tomatoes and onions; set aside.

4. In small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over quinoa mixture, tossing slightly until blended. Serve immediately.

Serves six.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
155 calories, 3 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 23 grams carbohydrates, 54 grams vitamin C, 31 grams folate, 33 milligrams magnesium, 343 milligrams potassium, 3 grams fiber, 100 milligrams sodium.

Recipe courtesy of Zespri Kiwifruit.
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