Quinoa has become a trendy ingredient, but for good reason - it’s easy to prepare, adds great texture and has so many uses. In this make-ahead salad recipe, quinoa is paired with beans, corn, peppers, onions and chopped ham for a tasty side dish.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 10 Servings
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1 cup quinoa, uncooked
2 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
1 can (19 fl oz/540 mL) black beans, rinsed
1 can (12 fl oz/341 mL) corn, drained
1 red pepper, chopped
5 green onions, sliced
4 oz. (115 g) deli reduced-sodium ham, finely chopped
1/2 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
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How do I make it ?
Bring quinoa and broth to boil in medium saucepan; cover. Simmer on low heat 15 min. or until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed; spoon into medium bowl. Cool.
Add remaining ingredients just before serving; mix lightly.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Salad can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.
Quinoa, which contains more protein than any other grain, can be substituted for rice in most recipes. Before using, check the package to see if the quinoa is pre-washed. If not, rinse the quinoa to remove the coating which contains bitter-tasting saponins.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 730 mg
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fibre 5 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 12 g
Makes 10 servings, 3/4 cup (175 mL) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.