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Quinoa Salad

Using Clover Leaf's Lemon & Pepper Flavoured Tuna, this 'Take 5' recipe -5 ingredients in 5 minutes, will expand your culinary repertoire with the addition of quinoa. 

Serves 
Prep time
5 min
Time to Table
5 min

Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL)
cooked quinoa
1/4 cup (50 mL)
diced celery
1/4 cup (50 mL)
low fat mayonnaise
1 tsp (5 mL)
wasabi powder or horseradish
2 cans (85g each)
Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna - Lemon & Pepper

Preparation

  1. Follow package directions to cook the quinoa. Alternatively, stir the quinoa (1 part) and water (2 parts) together in a microwave-safe bowl; cover; cook in the microwave on high or until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, in about 4 minutes; uncover.
  2. Place the celery and mayonnaise together in another bowl. Season with wasabi or horseradish; stir to mix.
  3. Fold in the tuna and quinoa until evenly blended.
  4. Serve in radicchio leaves or over your favourite greens. Garnish with sage.

TIP: Cooked couscous or rice could be used as a substitute instead of quinoa.

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 What is Quinoa?
"Quinoa is an ancient grain that was a staple of the Incas, and contains more protein than any other grain. It's considered a complete protein, and is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains. Quinoa is becoming more available in grocery stores, and you can find it for sure at health food and bulk stores.” Excerpt from Ron Eade's article in Omnivore's Ottawa, August 21st, 2009.

Nutrition

Amount per serving% Daily Value
Calories
160
Fat
12 g
18%
Saturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Saturated + Trans
5%
Cholesterol
25 mg
Sodium
600 mg
25%
Carbohydrate
20 g
7%
Fibre
2 g
8%
Sugar
1 g
Protein
20 g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
2%
Iron
15%

Claims Per Serving

- Low in Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat Free
- Source of Fibre
- Excellent Source of Protein
- Good Source of Iron

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