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Eat More Quinoa!

Not sure how to get quinoa into your diet? Check out this refreshing Quinoa Pico de Gallo Salad created by Christie Brinkley. Sponsored by Natural Factors.
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This delicious, nutritious salad, created by Christie Brinkley, features quinoa, one of the most protein-rich foods vegetarians can eat. Quinoa offers high levels of antioxidants, is high in fiber, naturally gluten-free and has a low glycemic index. Follow these instructions and watch the video!

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SERVES 4

3 cups cooked quinoa

1 medium red tomato, diced

1 medium yellow tomato, diced

¼ cup chopped red onion

½ cup diced cucumber

1 cup chopped arugula

¼ cup chopped scallion

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

1 bell pepper, diced

½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette **

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (optional)

Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

Makes ½ cup

Ingredients:

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced

Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper   

Directions:

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.

First, cook the quinoa. Use a ratio of 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa. Bring the water to a boil, then add the quinoa, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

Then, in a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the dressing and the jalapeno.

Drizzle the Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette over the salad and gently mix before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro and chopped jalapeno.

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