California Golden Raisin, Quinoa and Melon Salad

California Golden Raisin, Quinoa and Melon Salad

California Golden Raisin, Quinoa and Melon Salad



HEADNOTE: Luscious golden raisins blend with an
ancient grain and melons for a surprising tasty salad.


California Raisins [3]

Source:
California Raisins [3]


Source: California Raisin Marketing Board [3]

Print This Recipe [4]

Yields: 2 cups
Serves: 4 (1/2 cup per serving)

Ingredients & Directions


1/2 tsp.
2 oz.
1/2 C.
2 Tbsp.
1/2 tsp.
1 C.
1/2 C.
1-1/2 tsp.
2 Tbsp.


Extra virgin olive oil
Spanish chorizo, halved and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch thick half moons
California golden raisins
Sherry vinegar
Light molasses
Prepared quinoa
Cantaloupe or honeydew melon balls
Chopped fresh mint
Thinly sliced green onions


  • 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 3.5g, poly 1g, trans 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Protein 8g; Carbohydrate 37g; Fiber 3g; Iron 3mg; Sodium 190mg; Calcium 35mg; Potassium 500mg.

Daily Values: Vit. A 15%; Vit. C 20%; Calcium 46%; Iron 20%.

Categories:

  • Salads ~ Sides
  • High Fiber

Raisins per serving: 2 tablespoons

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