Quinoa and Pistachio Salad With Moroccan Pesto

35 mins (prep 20, cooking 15)
15 ingredients
6 servings
From Cooking Light July, 2009. I have been looking to include more quinoa in our diet since it is low calorie and very filling and this recipe turned out to be easy and a hit with everyone in my family. It is delicious! Here is what Cooking Light says about it: Quinoa is a quick-cooking whole grain supplying protein, iron, and vitamin E. Pair this side dish with simple grilled chicken or fish. For a vegetarian entree option, use organic vegetable broth and add one can of rinsed, drained chickpeas to ramp up the protein even more.

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Serving Size (52.25 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 96.69 Calories from Fat 89.19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.91g 91.5%
Saturated Fat 1.37g 41.06%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 98.11mg 24.53%
Total Carbohydrate 2.19g 4.38%
Dietary Fiber 0.06 g 1.48%
Sugars 1.74 g %
Protein 0.15g 1.84%
Vitamin A 72.54IU% Vitamin C 10.39mg%
Calcium 3.13mg% Iron 0.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
uncooked quinoa, fat-free chicken broth, coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, fresh lemon juice, ground cumin, large garlic cloves, chopped pistachios