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Tuna Quinoa Salad

Tuna Quinoa Salad - A light and healthy meal packed with protein. Quinoa, tuna and an array of mixed veggies are tossed in a brightly flavored, simple dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 381kcal

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil regular or extra virgin
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

Salad

  • 3/4 cup quinoa dried
  • 6 oz tuna drained (2 cans)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 15 oz chickpeas (1 can) drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Allow it to cool down fully in the fridge.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients in a bowl or mixing cup and set aside.
  • Add the cooled quinoa and remaining salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Pour the prepared dressing into the bowl and toss everything well. Taste for seasoning.

Notes

  1. Store your quinoa salad covered tightly or in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 4mg