Arugula and Quinoa Salad

published by Dr. Marcantel on September 10th, 2013 Print this page No Comments

by Dr. Tina Marcantel

quinoa salad ingredientsArugula is a tender green leafy vegetable with a peppery and mustard-like flavor. It contains vitamin A, C, calcium, and iron. Quinoa is a nutritious whole grain high in protein. It provides 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is a great source of iron and fiber. It’s easy to prepare and can be cooked like rice. It’s usually found in the rice section in grocery stores.

*12-16 ounce pack raw arugula
*1 bunch asparagus slightly steamed and chopped in small pieces
*1 small bag sugar snap peas, chopped (raw or slightly steamed)
*1 red bell pepper finely chopped
*1 cup cooked quinoa
*grated Parmesan cheese to taste
*1 pound peeled, cooked, chopped shrimp (optional—this adds to the protein from the quinoa)
*¼ – ½  cup slivered roasted almonds
*your favorite Italian dressing

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy! Serves 2-4 people.

For a variation on this salad, try the Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad.

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