Raisin, Quinoa and Melon Salad

California Golden Raisin, Quinoa and Melon Salad

Luscious golden raisins blend with an ancient grain and melons for a surprising tasty salad.
  • Yields 2 cups Salad
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 ounce Spanish chorizo, halved and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch thick half moons
    • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
    • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon light molasses
    • 1 cup prepared quinoa
    • 1/2 cup cantaloupe or honeydew melon balls
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
    • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions

    PROCEDURE

    In a medium saucepan, heat oil over high heat and sauté chorizo until warm and fat begins to render. Add raisins, vinegar and light molasses; stir until bubbly and liquid is reduced a little. Pour into bowl; stir in quinoa, melon balls, mint and green onions. Serve immediately or chill and serve cold.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 240 (28% from fat); Total Fat 8g (sat 2.5g, mono 3g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 10mg; Protein 8g; Carbohydrate 37g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 15g; ); Iron 3mg; Sodium 190mg; Calcium 36mg; Potassium 501mg

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