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Mandarin Orange & Spinach Salad w/Quinoa

Enjoy this hearty meal of crisp salad greens and fresh spinach leaves layered with mandarin orange-flavored quinoa, hearty garbanzo beans and diced vegetables, all topped with juicy mandarin oranges, and drizzled with an Asian-style ginger dressing. See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • 2 cups mandarin oranges, drained
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp quinoa, dry
  • 3 cups Romaine lettuce salad blend
  • 1 ½ cups spinach leaves
  • 1 ½ cups garbanzo beans, low-sodium, canned and drained
  • 3 Tbsp bell peppers, diced
  • 3 Tbsp red onion, diced
  • ½ tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ginger root, minced
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ⅛ cup soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Combine all ingredients except vinegar, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Drizzle over salad and serve.
 
Serves: 6
 
1 Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 240
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 1g
% of Calories from Fat: 34%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 4%
Protein: 7g
Carbohydrates: 34g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Sodium: 210mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of fiber, manganese, copper, and vitamins A, C and K, and a good source of potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, and folate.

Recipe courtesy of Challenge.gov Recipes for Healthy Kids.
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