Recipes: Mediterranean Salad with Arugula and Quinoa

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Want to taste the Mediterranean in a low calorie salad?

Yep, that’s a thing. Today’s recipe is Mediterranean salad with arugula and quinoa!

The salad is fresh and green, and it’s paired with a zesty dressing that will knock your socks off. Throw in some lean protein for a filling healthy meal.

Oh, and this dish is high in fiber, which can sometimes be hard to find in other foods.

Let’s eat!

 

Ingredients

For the Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 of  teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 of a cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

For the Salad:

  • 8 cups of baby arugula
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1 can (15 oz) of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 heirloom tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a cup of celery, minced
  • 1/4 of a cup of fresh scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 of a cup of fresh basil, thinly sliced

 

Instructions

  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar. Close the lid and shake until fully combined.
  2. Combine the salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Toss it with the dressing and serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Facts

Servings: 1

Calories: 196

Fat: 8g

Carbohydrates: 25g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 7g

 

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