Quinoa with Onions, Peppers and Lemon

Simple food from scratch, honest ingredients, and reduced sodium, fat and carbs. This one fits the bill perfectly, and it isn’t the least pretentious! LOL!

Per 1/2 C serving: 86 calories, 1g fat, 5g protein, 15g carbs, 2g dietary fiber, no cholesterol, 108g sodium*.

(*Note: Our nutrition software didn’t allow for entering “sodium-free homemade broth,” so we had to calculate with “low-sodium broth.” But if you use homemade, there would be only a trace of sodium.)

Ingredients: 1C organic quinoa, tri-color peppers, red onion, basil, and the juice and zest of one lemon. Cook your quinoa, chop your peppers, onions and basil, and toss it all together with lemon zest and juice.

We enjoyed it with grilled filet mignon with red wine reduction and sautéed spinach with garlic. This salad can also be eaten on it’s own, as quinoa is a complete protein and is also a whole grain! You can infinitely increase the vegetable content of this salad, too. It just looks like Spring, don’t you think?

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