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Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Cream Spinach

I'm definitely warming up to the idea of quinoa, even though I tend to be suspicious of uber-healthy foods when they first become popular. But it seems like everyone has been talking about this high-protein grain. It's also one of...
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Servings:4  | Calories:465 | Total Fat:23g  | Chol:37mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 23g
35 %
Sat Fat 9g
45 %
Total Carb 50g
17 %
Fiber 7g
28 %
Sugars 2g
Cholesterol 37mg
12 %
Sodium 887mg
37 %
Protein 16g
33 %
50% Quinoa
23% Light cream
13% Olive oil
12% Others combined
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


1 1/2 cups quinoa
3 cups vegetable or chicken stock, or water
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste (depending on the saltiness of the broth)
3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, divided
2 cups loosely packed parsley leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 scallions, white part only, cut into thin rings
5 ounces fresh spinach, cut into chiffonade
1 cup light cream (or half-and-half)
1/3 cup minced fresh chives
Zest of 1 lemon

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