Blueberry Quinoa in Champagne Vinaigrette

  November 2, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

This dish is super-satisfying, packed with flavor and easy to make! Plus, it’s vegetarian (plant-based, woohoo!)! Hello, Meatless Monday—or Tasty Tuesday—or Scrumptious Sunday… 🙂 It has a citrusy twist and it goes great with several different grains you may have in the house—try quinoa or millet for the whole grain and fiber boost to really keep you feeling full and satisfied—yet light as a feather (it won’t weigh you down!)!

 

Psst… we’re always whipping up new dishes with quinoa and have many on this site! Here’s just a few if you’re looking for more (they’re all great, healthy comfort food!)… Greek Quinoa Salad, our Quinoa & Veggie Stir-fry and our Breakfast Quin0a Nibbles just to name a few.

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Blueberry Quinoa in Champagne Vinaigrette

 

Serves 2

 

Ingredients:
1 cup cooked millet or quinoa
1 cup blueberries
1 medium orange, sliced about 1/8 inch thick
1 tbsp Cilantro or basil, chopped

 

Dressing:
6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt (the standard individual sized cups)
1 tsp ginger, fresh grated
¼ cup orange juice (or 1 tbsp sugar or 2 teaspoons stevia)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1-1/2 Tbsp champagne vinegar (or red wine vinegar or other flavored vinegar)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt (or salt to taste)

 

*Note, if using millet, may want to use more orange juice or sweetness in the dressing as millet has a bit of a bitter taste.

 

Directions:
1. In a medium bowl mix quinoa (or millet) with blueberries and oranges.
2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk ginger, orange juice (or sugar or stevia), lemon juice, vinegar, cilantro and salt.
3. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture, stir together and enjoy! Yum!

 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving using stevia: (approximately 1-3/4 cup serving, each): 226 Calories, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat, 14 g protein, 5 g fiber, 194 mg sodium, 14 g sugar (naturally occurring)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving using sugar: (approximately 1-3/4 cup serving, each): 245 Calories, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat, 14 g protein, 5 g fiber, 194 mg sodium, 20 g sugar

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Blueberry Quinoa in Champagne Vinaigrette
 
Blueberry Quinoa in Champagne Vinaigrette
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked millet or quinoa
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 medium orange, sliced about ⅛ inch thick
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro or basil, chopped
  • Dressing:
  • 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt (the standard individual sized cups)
  • 1 tsp ginger, fresh grated
  • ¼ cup orange juice (or 1 tbsp sugar or 2 teaspoons stevia)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp champagne vinegar (or red wine vinegar or other flavored vinegar)
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt (or salt to taste)
  • *Note, if using millet, may want to use more orange juice or sweetness in the dressing as millet has a bit of a bitter taste.
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix quinoa (or millet) with blueberries and oranges.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk ginger, orange juice (or sugar or stevia), lemon juice, vinegar, cilantro and salt.
  3. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture, stir together and enjoy! Yum!
Notes
Nutrition Facts Per Serving using stevia: (approximately 1-3/4 cup serving, each): 226 Calories, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat, 14 g protein, 5 g fiber, 194 mg sodium, 14 g sugar (naturally occurring)
Nutrition Facts Per Serving using sugar: (approximately 1-3/4 cup serving, each): 245 Calories, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat, 14 g protein, 5 g fiber, 194 mg sodium, 20 g sugar

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