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Pear-Quinoa Salad

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/pear_quinoa_salad.html

From EatingWell:  November/December 2011

Quinoa is a quick-cooking whole grain with a slightly nutty flavor—a perfect partner for pears and walnuts in this fresh-tasting salad recipe. The flavor is best when the salad is at room temperature or cold. Refrigerate the salad for at least 15 minutes before serving.

6 servings, about 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in quinoa, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa has popped, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, chives, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add pears and toss to coat.
  3. Drain any excess liquid from the cooked quinoa, if necessary. Add the quinoa to the pear mixture; toss to combine. Transfer to the refrigerator to cool for about 15 minutes or serve warm. Serve topped with nuts.

Nutrition

Per serving : 246 Calories; 13 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 28 g Carbohydrates; 7 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 253 mg Sodium; 332 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 2 fat

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