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Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa is a very delicious grain that is also very high in protein


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • ½ cup chopped onion, about 1 small onion 
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped 
  • 4 ounces mixed wild mushrooms 
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • ¼ teaspoon plus pinch kosher salt 
  • ⅓ cup white wine 
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme 
  • 1 cup quinoa 
  • 1 cup chicken broth 
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts 
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley 
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

Nutritional information

Calories 269 (56% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 7g • fat 18g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 3mg • sod. 199mg • calc. 26mg • fiber 3g


  1. Place butter, onion, and garlic in a 1½ quart microwave safe casserole and place in the Cuisinart® Convection Microwave Oven with Grill and select Combination Fast Bake on 350°F for 8 minutes. 
  2. Stir in the mushrooms with a pinch of salt and pepper and fast bake again on 350°F for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add wine and thyme and microwave on high (PL 10) for 2 minutes. 
  4. Add the broth, quinoa and remaining salt and pepper. Cover the casserole and microwave on a medium setting (PL 6) for 8 minutes and then microwave on high for an additional 4 minutes. Stir lemon zest into quinoa; taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.

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