Quinoa Salad with Lemon & Basil

Make your side dishes healthier! Along with added metabolism boosting tricks thats help with weight loss. Quinoa also boosts energy. By using hearty quinoa instead of rice in this Lemon-Basil Salad, it adds 5 grams of metabolism-revving protein and 3 grams of filling fiber per serving. This make-ahead side dish (served warm or at room temperature) is great for parties since it won’t spoil.

Lemon-Basil Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup drained and diced roasted red peppers
  • corn
  • 1/4 cup low-sugar dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs. minced red onions
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

Directions:

In pot, bring quinoa and broth to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and let simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Toss with 1 Tbs. lemon juice, 1 Tbs. lemon zest, feta cheese and remaining ingredients.

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